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    Facebook page calls for American-only hours at U.S. Costco

    I love this!

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...canadians.html

    Many Canadians are taking advantage of the high Canadian dollar by shopping across the border — with cheap milk and gas being two of the big draws — but some Americans are fed up with the cross-border crowd.

    Some Bellingham, Wa., residents started a Facebook page calling for American-only hours at the local Costco.
    My name is manhn, and I am one of those rude Canadians.

    I go to this specific Costco whenever I go to the US with my folks (as I don't have a membership). And I can attest that the lineups for gas is extremely long--not only because of the number of people, but a lot of Canadians will bring jerry cans to be filled with gas too (you're allowed two per vehicle).

    And no doubt Canadians can be rude and pushy. Waiting hours at the border can test your patience. Also, we can only come down so often. So, we have to make sure we have everything and get everything until the next trip.

    When I cross border shop, it's not a leisurely trek. It's a pursuit.

    But I don't take up two parking spots. I am pretty sure I have seen more than 1 American commit that bit of treason.

    Any other Americans living near the border that hate Canadians too?
    Last edited by manhn; 08-13-2012 at 09:32 PM.

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    I don't know why this would be a problem. Thank you for bringing your money down and pumping up the economy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    I don't know why this would be a problem. Thank you for bringing your money down and pumping up the economy!
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    Any other Americans living near the border that hate Canadians too?
    We all do. I think it's the bad hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayar View Post
    We all do. I think it's the bad hair.
    I resent this. I am properly tiffed at all times.

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    They can start as many FB pages as they want. I suspect Costco doesn't care who is paying them in US dollars.
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    There are a lot of seasonal farm workers from Mexico and Central America in Bellingham every year. Would they get to shop during "American"-only hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    I don't know why this would be a problem. Thank you for bringing your money down and pumping up the economy!
    This. I'd expect the store would be doing some extra marketing to try to attract people from cross-border. If long lines are a problem, push the store to hire extra cashiers for peak hours so it's a more pleasant experience for everyone.
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    Why are so many of my countrymen idiots? I wish people like that would move to a deserted island somewhere and stop embarrassing us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    I don't know why this would be a problem. Thank you for bringing your money down and pumping up the economy!
    EYS. I see even more business opportunities, like opening Canuckistani-friendly diners in Bellingham, eh? Serve up some poutine, sprinkled with barbequed moose meat and maple syrup.

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    First they go after the Canadians and next it will be mis-treatment of Mexicans. It all started at Costco. Mark my word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMBS Go Blue View Post
    EYS. I see even more business opportunities, like opening Canuckistani-friendly diners in Bellingham, eh? Serve up some poutine, sprinkled with barbequed moose meat and maple syrup.
    White Spot (big BC family-style restaurant chain) opened a location in Bellingham and it was a big failure. When we are in the US we are on a little vacation and we want to eat 'Murican food
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    Yeah, when I was a little one and crossing the border was a breeze, a family outing would consist of eating at the Sizzler!

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    That's rich - like people in Washington State don't toodle on down to Portland all the time to take advantage of the no-sales-tax state
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    The link is not working for me.

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    I know that I am not a financial wizard or anything, but isn't the point to stimulate an economy is to import more? Wouldn't this be an import of sorts? Dollars from another country being spent here?

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    Fixed the link. Should work now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norlite View Post
    The link is not working for me.
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    Fixed the link. Should work now.
    I was going to tell Norlite it was because she was Canadian and could only access the article on certain times of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    Any other Americans living near the border that hate Canadians too?
    Not Canadians in general, only Jamie Sale and poutine. And that hatred isn't only limited to Americans 'living near the border'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbers123 View Post
    I was going to tell Norlite it was because she was Canadian and could only access the article on certain times of the day.

    The link is from the CBC, not NBC.


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