It's What You'd Call Irony, I Guess...

In my continuing quest to become a more Environmentally Conscious Person, I purchased yet another cloth bag to use while shopping. I found it this weekend at Chapter's bookstore and thought it would be great to also carry my other reusable bags in.

Or more likely, to forget in the car whilst I peruse the mall.

So it wasn't until today (okay now, I never claimed to be that observant, did I?) that I noticed the printing on the outside are actually names of famous Canadians:

Neil Young
Norman Jewison
Shania Twain
Jim Carrey
The Barenaked Ladies
William Shatner
Avril Lavigne
Donald Sutherland
Paul Anka
The Guess Who
Eugene Levy
Rocky & Bullwinkle
John Candy
Lorne Michaels
Mike Myers
Michael Buble
James Cameron
Wayne Gretsky
Lorne Greene
Leslie Neilson

are just some of the famous people (err.. and fictional characters it seems) from the Great White North displayed in script.

Cool! This makes me so proud, eh.

So patriotic to be a Canadian!

And then I noticed the tag inside:

Yup. It makes me so proud to be a Canadian all right....

15 People would rather be commenting:

Heather Dugan Creative / Footsteps said...

Ha! That reminds me of when my oldest boy informed me China had tigers. When I asked him how he knew that, he pointed at the helpful "Made in China" label on the bottom of his plastic animal...

minijonb said...

that's funny! you and William Shatner should get together and sing a song about it.

Ed & Jeanne said...

You should be impressed...I thought the USA just outsourced all their manufacturing to third world poverty countries.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Hey, why do you guys get to claim Superman? I thought he was raised in Kansas?

Maureen said...

Footsteps: Welcome! Hah! boy, that means China has a LOT of things, if you use that reasoning!!

Minijonb: Oh, Gad. I think that would be a crime against humanity...

VE: Perhaps; but it's like seeing all those souveniers for every country in the world being made in Korea.

Jeff: Ah, but Superman IS Canadian. He was created by Toronto cartoonist Joe Shuster!

Nora said...

Those Americans have dibs on everything, don't they? At least it wasn't made in China by some child laboring under bad conditions.

Maureen said...

Noortje: This is true. I admit I don't check WHERE things are made. I should make an extra effort to watch and choose wisely.

Bruce Johnson said...

I am amazed you actually have something made in America. Everything here is made in China.

Anonymous said...

Does that mean the US now qualifies as a third world cheap labor source to Canada? Because you know damn well that if that bag was made and sold for here in the U.S. It would have been made in China.

Canadian flake said...

roflmao...toooooo funny..makes me darnnn proud to be a Canadian.

Karen MEG said...

I too, was shocked that it was made in the US... after all, our dollar didn't whomp it for too long. I was expecting to see that it was made in Guatamala.

Cool bag, though.

Maureen said...

Lotus07: Yeah, so I hear… it is a nice bag though!

Jaymonster: It IS weird, no? It’s not like it was expensive either, only $5.

Canadian Flake: Me too! ;)

Karen Meg: Our dollars are about even (have been for awhile now) so I don’t think that’s the reason… but still, with the style of all the Canadian names written all over it, I expected it to at least be made here too!

Cupcake Blonde said...

Wow! You found the one and only product made in Canada.

Annaelise said...

The irony is truly astonishing, although not in the way you saw it... but you seem to have bought the only known item made in *my* lovely homeland... and you got it North of the Border.
The only things I have made in the USA are my arts and crafts projects from over the years...and even those are made from craft supplies with labels reading "made in china."

Damn. How do you Canadians do it?

Maureen said...

Ha! Yeah, we love stuff made somewhere else, I guess! It amazes me that even our Canadian souveniers are made in China...

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