Originally Posted by 1MUDDY1
Weren't the people of Labrador city fantastic after having to deal w/ the A.H. of Quebec. n Quebec the only time they had time for a conversation is when it came time to take your money.
Your ignorance of the nature and culture of Quebec is astounding. Many people don't speak any English or have the most rudimentary grasp of the language. Opening a conversation with the assumption that the other person will understand you when travelling in a foreign country is a sure way to encounter indifference or hostility. Canada is not the US and Quebec most definitely isn't.
Learn the simple French phrase: "Je suis désolé. Je ne parle pas le francais" and try again. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the result. It's simple courtesy.