The Slice: ’Til death do us part, eh?
Revealing that I was married in Canada sometimes invites questions.
Well, what better occasion to address those queries than Canada Day?
Q: Does getting married in Canada count here in the U.S.?
A: As far as I know, it does.
Q: Do you have to bow to the queen of England?
A: No. But I would want to be polite. And I like corgis.
Q: Does getting married in Canada mean you buy the NHL’s rationale for allowing fighting in hockey?
Q: Does getting married in Canada imply that you are not a loyal American?
A: Take off, eh!
Q: Did you play songs by Rush at your wedding?
A: No. But I have nothing against Rush.
Q: Did you and your wife go to the Neil Young concert last time he was in Spokane?
A: We did.
Q: In what province were you hitched?
Q: Before you were married, what was the location of your “best date”?
Q: Did you know that much of the movie “Roxanne” was filmed just up the road in Nelson, B.C.?
A: I did.
Q: What do you think of the Canadian national anthem?
A: “O Canada” is great.
Q: Did you know that there are quite a few transplanted Canadians living in the Spokane area?
A: Yes. They tend to be terrific people.
Q: When you get married in Canada, do you have wear a beaver hat and exchange vows via loon calls?
Q: Ever tasted poutine?
Q: Does getting married in Canada mean you have to say your vows in both English and French?
A: It does not.
Q: Did you know “Hockey Night in Canada” gasbag Don Cherry spent a year in Spokane in the 1960s?
Q: Where does the government’s hard copy of your marriage paperwork reside?
Q: It takes a pretty big ego to interview yourself, doesn’t it?
A: I’m an American.
Q: How long do marriages made in Canada last?
Today’s Slice question: What’s your Second Half of the Year’s resolution?
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