Re: A strange experience
Comment to the original poster: I'm sorry you had to put up with such disrespectful treatment when it sounds like you were fully accommodating.
Here's my perspective as a Canadian - my country seems to have gotten into a strange mood in the last decade. People have become extremely righteous about certain things. They feel like they are much better than americans because we have universal medicare and more restrictive gun control (what they don't say is in many areas you can't get a doctor and waiting list for medical proceedures goes into years in many cases ... in other words, lack awareness that we aren't perfect). And Canada has become intensely reverse-racist and sexist, with a vocal minority who hate white males, white people in general, and americans unfortunately. It feels difficult at times, as i'm a white male and my wife is american.
So all i can say is keep this in mind when you meet Canadians, and please don't forget that there are lots of decent people amongst the righteous politically correct anti american assholes.