A short lesson on the British media
There's been a nasty rumour this side of the pond that you nice folk in Canada think we don't like you because of something entirely out of your own control - no snow.
It's true, the lack of snow at the Olympics has made news over here, and that our media - especially the rather snobby coverage from the BBC - has been quite sniffy about it. Canadians have made one large error though- they've taken our media seriously. We've learned to ignore our tabloid media, and I'd like to tell you to do the same.
There's also a level of jealousy going on here too. The organisers of the games saw there was a problem and dealt with it. Sorted. No problem. We know that we would flap and have no idea over here how to deal with it if similar happened here. Let's face it, it took us nearly a century to decide to put a roof on Wimbledon!! Before now we've had to put up with rain rain rain and Cliff Richard (look him up - oh no hang on , don't). It's quite funny to think that one of our major summer sports - cricket - absolutely depends on good weather. What happens if it rains? Do our media get all snobby and superior? No, because we know weather can't be helped. Vancouver has had the mildest winter on record, and dealt with it. We'd have no idea what to do and when we finally figured it out, it'd take us so long and so much red tape to settle it nothing would end up being done. After all it took us £800 milion and five years to build Wembley Stadium!!
So when the shocking weather and organisation start messing up the summer Olympics in London this year, and our media start blaming "unseasonably wet weather" and such like, just sit there and grin to yourself and take the quiet moral high ground.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada