One of our students told me a funny story once about renting a car to go over the U.S. border* for a visit.
He said he found a nice, two-door hatchback perfect for him and his friend. Not too expensive with a great insurance package and return policy.
“So what’s the funny part?” I asked. “Sounds perfect to me.”
“I made a mistake in translation,” the student laughed. “I told her I wanted to borrow the car. I forgot the difference in meaning between ‘rent’ and ‘borrow’. I got mixed up!”
“That’s an honest mistake! So what did the lady say?”
“She said, ‘Sure, you can borrow the car. For $30.00 a day!’”
* If you plan on visiting the United States while you are studying in Canada, we highly recommend applying for a visitor’s visa before coming to Canada.
For more information on visiting the USA, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1262.html