Todd Mccullough, Canada, Dan Ratner discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Canadians will roll out a new holiday, and if you don't like it. Well, you're just gonna have to deal with it, buddy. Because January seventeenth is Canada's first ever national stop apologizing day. The holiday was the brainchild of Todd McCullough of Kamloops after an incident he was involved in at a Tim Hortons in two thousand fifteen. Well, I was reaching for the coffee McCullough told the Vancouver Sun. And this other fellow was reaching for the Tim bits Donut holes. And well, we did that thing where we both kept reaching. And then standing back and apologize and then reaching and then stay in back and apologizing and so about two hours went by like that. And I realized we Canadians we got a dang problem with apologizing. Too much sorry for the coarse language. He added. America's notoriously polite, and let's be honest. Superior in every way neighbors to the north have always been quick to apologize. Whether or not it was warranted. The city of Thunder Bay on -tario wants apologized to Duluth Minnesota for the icy winds coming off of lake superior saying they felt they could have done more to warm it up on its way south, but never again, or at least not on January seventeenth McCullough had tried for years to generate attention for the proposal via the internet with little success. But the idea really picked up steam when CBC news anchor Dan Ratner who sort of the Canadian version of you. Guessed it, Tom Brokaw. Picked up the cause for thirty years. Ratner's sign off at the end of each newscast was so there's the news in Canada. Sorry. Some of it was pretty grim. Of course, Ratner had no idea. What grim was until he started looking at the US headlines post twenty sixteen and that's when he had an epiphany which was that based on America's behavior just in the last two years Canadians have nothing to apologize for until twenty seventy.

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