1. Run up and down a ridiculous flight of stairs outside in the park for a painful amount of time just for fun. This, I suppose, is a good thing.
2. Make a donair/shawarma in the messiest way possible. Instead of using a pita for exactly what it was created for (ie. to fill that painstakingly crafted pocket) they like to just make it taco style. While still using a pita. Wasting the pocket! And getting my hands messy. Unacceptable.
3. Have two restaurants owned by the same people/group and called the same thing but be entirely different in terms of decor, crowd and price point. For example – Beruit Cafe. On Whyte Ave it looks like a regular donair place with McD’s-style chairs and fast food. North of the river on Jasper it has the same name (and sign!) but a full menu with $25 entrees and occasional belly dancing. That was a surprise to walk in, sit down and have to walk right back out again because all you wanted was an $7 shawarma at their other location. Smarten up, Edmonton!
4. Pronounce coyote funny. Yes, they have them in many different provinces but here we don’t have “kai-oh-tees” we have “kai-oats”. Used completely unironically. What I was to ask these people is 1) Do you think the name Wile. E. Coyote works with this? 2) What do you call the movie “Coyote Ugly”?