Alan: It’s a bad sign that I just went outside and walked on the snow and it didn’t break under my weight.
Me: That’s how we test ice in Canada, you know.
Alan: You send some dumb dude out to walk on it?
Me: Sure. His name is George.
Alan: You probably have to replace the guy every 6 to 8 months.
Alan: So, the current one’s name is George.
Me: They’re all named George. We change their name when they get the job.
Alan: So it’s like an honorary title.
Me: George, Official ice tester of Canada.
Alan: “Your name used to be Robert Paulson…”
Me: Oh, they get their name back when they die. If you ever see a grave with somebody’s name and then George in brackets…
Alan: You should get your government to do a heritage moment about this. It would be really popular. Sweet footage of dudes falling through the ice.