Thursday, December 16, 2010

To All My Canadian Readers, Please Help

If you live in Canada, perhaps you can verify this.  I went to the Bernat Blog to see about entering a picture for the Crochet Along contest that I have been participating in.  Though I am not completely finished, I'm almost finished, so I wanted to know what the deadline is.  I'm safe, so I'll be entering. 

But that's not why I've called you here.  I was reading the eligibility rules.  And I pass. But if I lived in Canada, I would have to obey this one:

-If the winner is a citizen of Canada, a mathematical skill testing question will be administered and must be correctly answered before an entrant is declared to be a winner.

 Seriously?  Are all contests in Canada like this?  You must pass a math test?  What kind of math?  How many questions?  I'm starting to shake a little, due to my lack of mathematical skills and I don't even live in Canada!  The US does not have such crazy rules.

Maybe this is the answer to the problems with education in this country?  If kids knew that to win a contest ever as an adult, they would have to pass a math test, I bet they'd be singing the praises of math and we'd have a bunch of geniuses!   

So, fellow readers who are of Canadian citizenship, please chime in.  Non Canadian residents, please don't give me your 2 cents about how you've heard of this rule or whatever.  I want to know if it's legit so I know Canada isn't the place I will abscond to when I'm on the lam.

And all you Quebekkers, I know you have your own set of rules and the French language requirement has something to do with it, but don't you feel left out?  I keep seeing things that say "Canadian residents, with exception of the province of Quebec" and things of that nature.  I'm so sad for you! 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I'm not Canadian. I can't wait to find out what this is all about?


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