Bernacke Stole My Crispy Crunch

For decades, I had the joy of tossing around American $5 bills at convenience stores in Canada to the respect and awe of the lovely people that run said respected operations.

‘Ooooh Mr. Lindzon, how pretty your money is….you may purcase $7 of our Candy for such worthy and lovely currency’

I may have been 19 and drunk, but this was power.

Last night after 6 hours in an Air Canada plane the size of a Mac Air 11 inch, I arrived in Toronto with said $5 and rushed to the convenience store where all my favorite candy in the world resides….Aero Bars, Crispy Crunch, Nibs, Fruitella’s and to my horror I was offered $4 for my bill.

I was like the Indian at the side of the highway (in that old commercial) that just stood and shed a tear at a passerby throwing garbage out the window.

Canada has ‘hand’.


  1. Chris Tringham says:

    Dude, when you’re back in Canada you’re supposed to be eating Oh Henry! bars.

    Still made in Ontario.

  2. sayem says:

    I felt the same way when I visited Toronto two months ago, big difference as an American compared to how it used to be 2-3 years ago. Toronto is where my favorite pub in the world resides – nothing beats Maddie’s on Madison Avenue.

  3. Jj says:

    And the irony is , Canada has a trade deficit as they suffer from “Dutch disease ” , and only oil and timber are competitive and in demand in the world

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