— Suzette Belliveau (@SBelliveauCTV) November 25, 2016
While American shoppers wrestled over sales items as another Black Friday swept through the stores, their Canadian neighbors on the contrary were polite and gracious.
Serene scenes at a Best Buy in Nova Scotia and another in Montreal as Black Friday sales took place on November 25 demonstrated Canada’s reputation for civility.
With no pushing or elbowing, shoppers calmly entered the stores, where they were greeted by the applause of store workers. The chaotic, consuming crowds shown in U.S. stores were nowhere to be seen.
People were quick to share Canada-related jokes on social media as Black Friday got underway.
— Kelly Greig (@KellyGreig) November 25, 2016
Black friday in Canada….. oh excuse me… oh, sorry….. after you, no , really, after you 😂😂😂😂
— Jackie Johnson (@me_17_12) November 25, 2016
Black Friday in Canada is so crazy, these line ups are ridiculous! These people need to calm down. Im getting claustrophobic pic.twitter.com/lSFirXNfjN
— CarBot (@CarBotAnimation) November 25, 2016
How Canadians do Black Friday:
They clap calmingly for one another while entering the store.
Congrats guys, we're in!
No elbows. https://t.co/kL95bGgaCp
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) November 25, 2016