OTTAWA – With many Canadians spending time outside to enjoy the summer weather, the government is experiencing a strong push to reopen the border as an increasing number of errant frisbees land on U.S. soil.
“I tried crossing the border into Washington to get my frisbee,” wrote Tad Musgrave, a citizen of Abbotsford B.C, on Twitter. “I was told my travel was non-essential and that my frisbee damaged a decorative bird bath so I’d have to pay a fine or do some chores to get it back.”
Many Canadians have gathered at the border to stare forlornly at their far-flung frisbees and to double-dog dare one another to break travel laws to retrieve it. Grim tales of a ghostly old man in charge of the neighbouring country have warded off most attempts.
The loss of frisbees across Canada has been a significant source of stress for many catch enthusiasts. One Manitoban who watched his frisbee sail into North Dakota said “God damn it, Dave! Are you crazy? Don’t throw it so hard!”
Experts anticipate that by autumn Canadians will be allowed to recover their frisbees, but the flying discs will have to quarantine for at least a year in a garage or shed, preferably in a milk crate full of lawn darts and bungee cords.
Leaders from Canada, the United States, and Mexico are expected to meet next month regarding an agreement to allow frisbees to pass freely between the three countries, a pact known as the North American Frisbee Trade Agreement (NAFTA).