Last Call: Canadian bar outpolites itself with parking “ticket”

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A Reddit poster offered up this gem in the r/MildlyInteresting subreddit. It’s a photo of a “ticket” they received on their car’s windshield after parking overnight in the lot of an Ontario bar called The Wismer House. Though instead of demanding a payment, the “ticket” is actually a $10 drink credit to reward the driver for leaving the car overnight rather than driving it home while potentially intoxicated. Only in Canada, man.


The yellow slip of paper reads “you made a smart and safe judgment call” and “we like the cut of your jib,” a phrase I am definitely going to work into my writing more often. In a further act of Canadianness, the $10 gift certificate then apologizes, stating: “Sorry if you thought this was a legit parking fine.” Not a bad idea for bars with ample parking. I like the cut of Wismer’s jib.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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Die Bart Die

Is “I like the cut of your jib” really just a Canadian thing?

I say it every day, usually to my long-suffering wife, but never assumed it was just used by us. I think it’s a sailing term, so being from Saskatchewan it makes sense that it’s in my vernacular.