Then this is what you need:
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An American T-shirt company says its “Go Canadian” package is the perfect solution for U.S. travellers weary of dealing with questions on politics while on vacation.
Billed as “the perfect gag gift for that friend that wants to move to Canada,” T-shirtKing.com’s package will provide a “complete disguise” for $24.95 US.
It includes a T-shirt showing the flag and the words “O Canada,” a flag lapel pin and sticker, and a maple leaf patch for luggage or backpacks.
It also comes with a quick reference guide called “How to Speak Canadian, Eh?!” to help people answer any questions about Canada while travelling.
According to the guide, “Wayne Gretzky” is an appropriate answer to any sports question, hockey is the only real sport in Canada, and Hogtown means Toronto, while Cowtown means Calgary.
You can purchase this from: www.T-shirtKing.com
I can see why these would be needed. When I was on a family vacation to Holland (back in 1986) a restaurant in Amsterdam treated us rudely and refused to serve us because we were perceived to be American (my 9 year-old brother had on a â€œHe-Manâ€ sweatsuit). My mom, who was born in Holland and can speak Dutch, understood their discussion, and expressed her anger in Dutch to them. Needless to say we ended up with the best table in the house and a free dinner. That event often lead me to wonder if this happens often to Americans? Anyone got any good travel stories for me?