The Canadian dollar dipped down to a 13-year low at 69 cents U.S. today (ouch!). But we Canadians don't need the banks to tell us our dollar is low. The signs are all around us. Because you know the loonie is hurting when:
And you've pretty much memorized all the different variations on the Festive Special.
Because you now get all your clothes at the grocery store.
Because drinking Irish coffees doesn't count as day drinking, right?
Because the taxes on cheese these days are just outlandish. It's basically gold.
Or at least they've reduced their nagging to a biweekly occurrence, because who can afford more kids?
Because your office has deemed stocking the fridge an unnecessary cost to cut (we disagree!).
Because now Americans are coming to Canada and buying up all our overpriced pewter giftware and maple syrup.
When it comes to your Double Double and doughnuts, it's every woman for herself these days.
Because Giant Tiger has pretty much become your go-to spot for literally everything now.
Because all that food would just go to waste, and it's the only way you can afford a good sandwich.
But regardless of how much the economy goes down the toilet, one thing's for sure: We're all in it together! So let's throw more BYO-everything kitchen dance parties and ride this one out with friends and family.
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