Sorry …

12 March 2018 – “Sorry.”

And there you have it, in one word — the world’s image of Canadians.

We are so polite, and endlessly apologizing. Even to the person who has just stepped on our toes. (Fill in your own favourite Canadian joke right here.)

So this is surely the ultimate Canadian coffee shop. Never mind that it is sleek and classy, overlooking the equally sleek and classy Village of Yorkville Park.

It has ur-Canadian DNA.

I am not the first to make this connection. In January 2016, a BlogTO correspondent wrote:

Its name is a playful nod to Canadian politeness, as the stereotype says we tend to apologize all the time, and as my friend and I prove is true since we realize we’ve inadvertently said “sorry” about five times since we’ve arrived.

And the Sorry website says:

We’re here whether you need a dose of inspiration or just a sorry excuse to get away from it all.

Hmmm. Now for the awkward bit.

I feel compelled to reveal that I didn’t go in. I went & found myself a latte somewhere else.

Sorry.

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9 Comments

  1. This made made chuckle

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  2. great post!

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  3. Got something of the feel of the restaurant at the end of the world. I hadn’t realised this Canadian stereotype. My daughter’s Canadian former husband obviously wasn’t REALLY Canadian!

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    • Wowzers, yet another Canadian joke! Sounds like it’s a good thing he is ‘former.’ Hurray for her.

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    • further note — yet this coffee bar is at the centre of the world, or, at least, the centre of the urban-Toronto world! – only the name has that Douglas Adams’ quality…

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  4. Oh, we had a good chuckle with that last reveal!

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  5. This is hysterical, thank you for the grins!

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