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Venting About the Negative Attitude of Edmontonians

What happened to Canada? The country that is known to be so polite.Well I am extremely disappointed, most people I run into are not polite nor friendly. Is it just Edmonton? Is it different in other provinces?

All I see are selfish people everywhere. Today for example I was behind a mini van at Tim Horton’s that ordered a tonne of stuff but handed the donuts back through the window twice (after touching the ones she wanted exchanged) Go in the store if you want to be fussy! The other day at McDonalds the guy at the last window repeatedly ordered extra stuff, I was behind him for 10 minutes. He had the nerve to be pissed off with me when I honked the horn. Of course my food was cold and awful by the time I got it. Does no one consider anyone but themselves anymore? Don’t even get me started on driving in this city. Edmonton could start their own adrenaline sport here, driving in Edmonton. That is all. Riding people’s asses, always in a hurry and impatient, no one can spare a smile for a stranger.

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Sad. Perhaps you could take a moment to be kind to someone today. Think about others, you are not the only person in the world that needs to be somewhere.

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  1. Brian Booth Brian Booth says:

    Here OP I got you this to help with your pain and anguish. It’s playing just for you. Don’t lump everyone together with the same notion just because you had a run in with a few assholes. That’s the definition of ignorance.

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  2. Alan Flack Alan Flack says:

    Quit supporting these businesses that promote slave labour…how’s that for a solution

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  3. So you are basing an entire city on two fast food drive through experiences?

    There is, and always will be, good people. You just have to take your head out of the fast food bag to see them.

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  4. Stacey Dawn Stacey Dawn says:

    “Sad. Perhaps you could take a moment to be kind to someone today. Think about others, you are not the only person in the world that needs to be somewhere.” …..You need to take your own advice the next time your honking at someone thats taking too long in a drive through lineup. Why should that person drive away unhappy with their order because you’re in a hurry? Instead think “im just going to chill the f**k out and consider myself blessed that im alive and driving a car and waiting in a lineup to buy “food” that others aren’t so fortunate to have”. Or if it upsets you that much that your food isnt hot enough, perhaps YOU could go inside the store. Its sounds to me like your the one thats full of anger. It sounds like your the one that in a rush. Maybe you need to BE the change you want to see.

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  5. Sue Weir Sue Weir says:

    While you may be right about some of what you’re venting about, perhaps you could take the time you’re waiting in line while you perceive others are being selfish, to reflect on what makes you happy. Take time to look at YOUR own life. Find the silver lining. Let people order what they want – yes, sometimes it can be a bit of a pain, but everyone is different. As far as the horrible drivers in this city, I just shake my head. It’s not my job to police them…I set my cruise to the speed limit on the particular road I’m on, watch the countdown on lights if there’s one, drive defensively, and hope that I’m never one of their victims. Karma has a way of catching up with them one way or another. Most times, I catch up with them at the next light. Try not to worry so much about what others are doing and make a positive impact. Smile at others, if they don’t smile back…their loss, not yours. Have a great day 🙂

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  6. It’s not just Edmonton. I
    Went you Indianapolis last year and everyone was so friendly they’re. On the way home we flew to Toronto for a 3 hr layover. And the second we stepped into the terminal ppl were complete assholes, it’s what I was expecting from the states not Canada. There is a lot more to this story but it’s a lot to type lol.

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  7. Tina Adam Tina Adam says:

    you honked at someone in a drive thru?? really??

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  8. I think you just have bad luck. We’re not all awful, we just have some awful moments.

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  9. Julia Bryce Julia Bryce says:

    There are a lot of rude people. You could cut down on your own stress and go into Timmies rather than using the drive through. Too many other things to worry about in life. Remember, you cannot change others, you can only change yourself.

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  10. Charity Lynn Charity Lynn says:

    Maybe the OP should just avoid fast food Drive Thrus?

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  11. Kim Downs Kim Downs says:

    Wow sounds like you are one of those rude people

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  12. I’ve never been in my car in a timmies line and can SEE what the other person in front of me is touching in their car, especially a mini van. Wow u must be superman, seeing through walls and stuff!

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  13. Leah Myrah Leah Myrah says:

    I solved all these problems by not going through the drive thrus. I go inside and I find I am a much happier customer

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  14. Robert Burns Robert Burns says:

    moral decline !

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  15. Robert Burns Robert Burns says:

    BBooth is part of the problem!

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  16. Sounds like a rude person complaining about other people’s lives causing her discomfort. I get it, I dislike people too, that is why I stay home and make my own food. Instead of sitting in the drive-through polluting the air and aggravating people, who had their orders messed up by a minimum wage employee, who probably hates people more than I do at this point. Go home angry lady, go home.

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  17. I travel all of Alberta and find it very hard to make friends anywhere I go..

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  18. Joe L Howse Joe L Howse says:

    Welcome to crime minister stephen harper version of his canada….the way the harper neo-cons want society, is a ruthless winner take all. But its stacked against us regular people. The wealthy always win….Hopefully with the NDP wininng prov, we can kick these harper facist pigs out this year to. Bring some respect and caring for each other back to this once proud nation.

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  19. I never use the drive through at timmies, I think that is the hight of laziness, plus if you go inside to get your order you usually get your order faster lol

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  20. It sounds like this person shpuld not go through the drive thru so much. You could go inside your self there bud

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  21. Yes edmonton is different and rude but don’t forget this city has a huge amount of immigrants as well so it’s not really full of Canadians anymore. I’m not blaming them just saying Canada and edmonton have a much different croud than twenty years ago. Language barriers and grouping etc makes it a different place

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    • Shauna Mack Shauna Mack says:

      Umm, your profile says you are from Chile.

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    • Ya….I know thanks. 😉

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    • I seriously doubt it has anything to do with immigrants, and lots to do with people’s selfish sense of entitlement. Lots of people feel that they are the only people that matter, so they treat others poorly. I’m sure you’ll find though that most Edmontonians are just like my husband (who happens to be an immigrant) and I… just regular people going about our day, just trying to live our lives. Some are even practicing manners their parents taught them. I know my husband and I still hold open doors, smile and say “good morning” to strangers, and I know many others who do as well.

      There’s an equal chance of becoming a rude prick, regardless of if you’re an immigrant, or Canadian born…

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    • Wow. Can’t believe you are blaming immigrants for how rude Edmonton is. Of course you’re not blaming the immigrants because you said you weren’t. Lol. Nice. Most of the rude people I meet ARE Canadian. ARE white.

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    • You didn’t read my post properly. I am not blaming immigrants I am saying that not everyone you see is a Canadian..

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    • Not all white people are Canadians either

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    • All I am saying is that unless you ask someone directly whether or not they are a Canadian you can not judge

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    • Chantell Kay Chantell Kay says:

      She isn’t blaming them. She is being realistic. She literally said it is just a different crowd than 20 years ago. And it is. I still hold doors for people, and I’m pretty sure MOST people do. I also get pissed at drivers who cut me off doing 20 below the speed limit whether they are Asian, Filipino or born and raised here in Canada. There are douchebags everywhere and there are great, kind people everywhere and they all have different stories that make them who they are, not necessarily nationalities.

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    • Thank you Chantell Kay…

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    • And to say that all whit rude people are Canadian is in itself racist!…Michelle Prinsen..

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    • Jesse Hughes Jesse Hughes says:

      Everyone here is a Canadian.

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    • Um not really Jesse Hughes…they can become Canadian but a lot of them aren’t yet. You don’t just cross the border and instantly become Canadian not to mention there are thousands and thousands of vacationers and visitors International students permanent residents refugees illegal residents and so on…..not that there s anything wrong with that…

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    • Deidre Hofmann.you and I are saying the exact same thing..:)

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  22. Emily McKay Emily McKay says:

    Me me me me me. It’s all about how others inconvenienced ME yet the rest of the world is at fault. (Y)

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  23. Matt Bird Matt Bird says:

    If the drive thru is the biggest problem you have, consider yourself lucky….

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  24. Brandi L Law Brandi L Law says:

    I’m not sure that experience at fast food “restaurants” can be used as a base for how the majority of Albertans/Canadians/edmontonians act. You’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for actions in this. I know. I get super annoyed frustrated often at these places. It’s not so much the individuals fault as societies okay with quality. The food and the work ethic.
    As for drivers. Drivers can suck anywhere. In vancouver NOBODY yeilds or lets people in. I was appalled! I don’t find driving around the city that bad. Yes there’s moment or days but all in all it’s pretty good imo. Take a breather.

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  25. Shauna Mack Shauna Mack says:

    What’s wrong with the world is people like you!

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  26. Shari Heiser Shari Heiser says:

    It’s the times sadly.

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  27. Shauna Mack Shauna Mack says:

    I have to leave this page – nothing good ever comes out of it.

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  28. Dave Valente Dave Valente says:

    It’s because there’s to many non Canadians

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  29. Er mah gawd cold mcds?! Oh the humanity.

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  30. Justin Tyler Justin Tyler says:

    So, let me get this straight: you’re bitching and complaining about people being rude and yet you’re honking at people in drive thrus? You’re pissing and moaning about someone having the “nerve to be pissed off” when you honked at him because you had to get your daily dose of fat food?
    I have an idea. Why don’t you go and look in the fucking mirror before you go and fucking judge people? I think your stupid ass should heed your own advice: think about others. You are not the only person in the world.

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  31. Sandy Za Sandy Za says:

    Maybe someone should issue a warning that consuming fast food causes stupidity to rise?

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  32. Omg!! I laughed out loud when I read that you HONKED at someone at the drive thru! Are you kidding me? And YOU are complaining because people are rude, look at yourself buddy.

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  33. Alex Shipman Alex Shipman says:

    Yeah I don’t get why people think canada is polite, I’ve been to lots of countries, you get good and you get bad, it’s no different here. Edmontonions seem more rushed then anyone else I find anyway.

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  34. If we could all just wave to say thank you when someone let’s you in while driving, I’d be fine with everything else. It’s my biggest upset.

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  35. Did u ever think ur the asshole and not them?

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  36. You honked at someone in a drive through????? That sounds pretty rude to me. And how do you know they were ordering extra stuff????? I’ve been behind many vehicles in drive throughs with my window down, I have excellent hearing, but I cannot hear exactly what they are saying, maybe something went wrong with their order, maybe there was a miscommunication at the box???? Don’t judge ppl, don’t assume.

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  37. Happiness starts with you.

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  38. They are not from here…they moved here from other parts of canada * points that way

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  39. I think the issue is you lol. “Always in a hurry” yet
    You’re the one complaining about people being in the drive through to long. Too funny

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  40. I believe it manners, this starts at home at a very young age no matter what country you come from this is something we should teach all our children from the very start as baby’s, young school children and teens , than as adults they might have the common sense to be polite , and kind with a good dose of happiness toward others so take time to be polite also they may learn by example

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  41. I just posted this on another post but it seems appropriate here too…

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  42. Every body bitchin city sucks people are rude. Not like it was on the 70 80s you know how to solve it nice move to the country like I did . I’m from Etown and problem solved .but we have no McDonald’s here lol that stuff bad for you anyways

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  43. You should stop using drivethru if it’s that frustrating.Not worth it.

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  44. Yeah. We’re kind of a joke, now.

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  45. Save all of us the aggravation of dealing with you and move!!

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  46. Jonah Kok Jonah Kok says:

    Youve just met the wrong ppl. Trust me

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  47. My favorite as a pedestrian is impatient cars. Especially in wintertime… Like good to know your warm in a big metal vehicle, im outside in -20 trying to get from a to b..

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