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November 16th 04, 02:36 PM

In recent negotiations for influenza vaccine between a Canadian health
official and an American representative, it was clear that there was a
disconnect between the American government's sudden reliance on Canada for
influenza vaccine despite the fact that the U.S. wants to discourage
Americans from buying routine prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies.

Not seeing the irony in the request, the American continued to press for
the vaccine and then demanded to know why the United States would be
charged for the vaccine when Canadians get theirs "for free."

The Canadian official replied, "Oh it's not free, the government pays for

"Well then," the American replied, "How much will it cost us?"

The Canadian replied, "Well, we don't know...we'll let you know."

In frustration, the American replied, "Well, it's urgent, so just send an
invoice with the shipment. By the way...how will the vaccine be

After careful consideration, the Canadian official replied, "By cow.
Twenty vials of vaccine will be tied around the neck of every cow that
passes over the border. Now ... if you want faster delivery, there are
some some softwood lumber trucks available ..."

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted
for President. One hopes it is the same half. - Gore Vidal

Tifosi Bob
November 17th 04, 07:08 PM
"gman99" > wrote in message

This is a great post, too bad most yanks wouldn't get it

Larry Hodges
November 18th 04, 08:05 AM
Tifosi Bob wrote:
> "gman99" > wrote in message
> ...
> This is a great post, too bad most yanks wouldn't get it

**** you bob.
Canada...leading the world in being just north of the United States.