Oh, Canada: Olympic beer from US ‘politely declined’ in April Fools’ joke
The Canadian Olympic Committee has crafted its own version of an April Fools’ joke, reporting that Canada has refused the two cases of beer won after a friendly wager between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the Sochi Olympics.
Canada won both the men’s and women’s hockey games in Sochi, and the US eventually made good on its bet, sending two boxes of special White House brew to our neighbors to the north:
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Only now, Canada’s Olympic Commmittee has whipped up a jokey faux report saying the two boxes were not acceptable — "politely declined," as per the Canadian way:
“We were a little disappointed, to be honest,” Canada’s ambassador to Washington Gary Doer said upon seeing the two cases of White House brewed Honey Ale and Honey Porter awaiting him at the Canadian embassy.
“My staff and I kind of looked at each other thinking, ‘I thought we were getting beer, eh.’ We had no idea what to do with this mishmash of boiled homegrown honey.”
The report went on to read that "someone would have to re-pack these cases of ‘beer’ (air quotations), and ship them back to the White House with a Sorry, no thank you card."
The jabs don’t end there:
“Of course, we rarely ever lose at Olympic hockey anymore,” the ambassador chuckled, “so we should’ve seen this coming. It’s our fault and we want to sincerely apologize to our American friends.”
One junior staffer from Toronto suggested time has come to cease these types of bets over hockey games. “As a Leafs fan I can tell you there is no point in hoping American hockey players will come through for you. It just leads to disappointment for everyone,” the young man said while filling out a return to sender bill for the courier.
Oh, Canada. Couldn’t leave well enough alone, eh?