Weird

By Megan McArdle

I worked from home for a little bit this morning, and from force of habit was watching BBC World News this morning. Bizarrely, there was a commercial for some product that focused around being a husband waiting for your wife to give birth. Well, that isn't really bizarre. But it was odd, because the commercial was so obviously made in Canada, for a Canadian audience. I knew our commercials went up there, but I hadn't realised there had been a reverse invasion.

Update What were the tells? The announcer had a Canadian accent, the hospital seemed pretty clearly Canadian, and the husband was searching for a honey bun in the vending machine.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2007/08/weird/1768/