Saturday, 30 September 2017
The cashier offers me a choice: a selection of geological landscapes or large, maple-leaf-shaped stamps festooned with rainbows. Canada is not only celebrating its sesquicentennial, but also a dozen years of "marriage equality".
"I have several relatives whom I can really piss off with these," I muse, examining the latter sheaf.
The cashier laughs.
"I'm feeling pugnacious," I tell her. "Maybe I can use them on our Christmas cards."
It's getting dark as I pass the local bookstore, where a dozen people are strumming ukuleles.