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mradam

I'm looking for 2 stories

1)
Set in Canada (I think) about a young man that starts working in his local shop and eventually becomes the manager of one. The guy that owns the shop was originally from Vietnam.

2) A guy playing poker wins a business selling jerky.

LonelyDad

The second one is 'Bending the Rules' by Openbook.

http://storiesonline.net/s/61627/bending-the-rules

Replies:   mradam
mradam

@LonelyDad

Thank you

Oyster

The first story could be "Following Dory" by Coaster2:

http://storiesonline.net/s/71370/following-dory

Replies:   mradam
mradam

@Oyster

Started to read it - I don't think this is the one. The one I'm looking for is set in Canada and the guy works in his local shop (I think most Americans would either call it a 7-11 or convenience shop)that is owned by a guy from Vietnam. The shop owner buys another shop in a different town and the guy moves and runs that one. I can't remember if there was a romantic side to the story.

Replies:   samuelmichaels
samuelmichaels

@mradam

Started to read it - I don't think this is the one. The one I'm looking for is set in Canada and the guy works in his local shop (I think most Americans would either call it a 7-11 or convenience shop)that is owned by a guy from Vietnam. The shop owner buys another shop in a different town and the guy moves and runs that one. I can't remember if there was a romantic side to the story.

Following Dory *does* take place in Canada (BC, I think). The protagonist works for Eddie Chan, who owns several grocery stores. I think the protagonist ends up in Victoria.

Replies:   mradam
mradam
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@samuelmichaels

Got further into the story and it is the one I was looking for. I didn't remember him playing football or needing help with his maths. Thank you

redlion75

I just finished dory and every once in a while I was confused as to where they were.he talks about the local football team being the lions which if they were in b.c. then it would be the seahawks.he also mentions the Midwest accents again not b.c. , then he mentions Victoria or other western waterways.

Replies:   JohnBobMead  Dicrostonyx
JohnBobMead

@redlion75

local football team being the lions which if they were in b.c. then it would be the seahawks

The Seahawks are Seattle, WA and in the NFL. The BC Lions are based in Vancouver, BC and part of the CFL.

redlion75

well that clears that up.

Dicrostonyx

@redlion75

mentions the Midwest accents


I haven't read the story, but this is a fairly understandable type of author error. Canadian accents in general, excluding Atlantic Canada, tend to be fairly neutral; since the Midwest accent is generally considered to be the "mainstream" American accent, I can see how someone who doesn't know linguistic terminology might use it as a reference point.

In reality, other than the fact that Canadians still use British pronunciations for some words, such as pronouncing the "ei" in either and neither as a long "i" (eye) rather than a long "e" (bee), the accent in BC is basically the same as in Washington and Oregon. For reference, there are eight recognised English Canadian dialects (accents) in total.

redlion75

well I am just glad the writer did use eh! after every other sentence.i have a hard enough time understanding barry Melrose when he is in a hurry.

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