A Texan, while visiting Toronto, found himself in the back seat of a taxi cab on the way to his hotel.
Passing by the Royal York the Texan asked the cab driver "What's that building there?" "That's the Royal York Hotel" replied the cabbie.
"The Royal York?
How long did it take to build that?" asked the Texan.
"About 12 years" replied the cabbie.
We build 'em twice as high, twice as wide and four times as long down in Texas, and we do that in six months." A while later the cab driver makes his was past the Metro-Toronto Convention Centre.
"What's that building over there?" asked the Texan.
"That's the Metro-Toronto Convention Centre" replied the cabbie.
How long'd it take to build that?" asked the Texan.
"About three years" replied the cabbie.
We build 'em twice as high, three times as long and four times as wide as that down in Texas, and it only takes us about two weeks." Shortly thereafter the cabbie drives past the CN Tower.
"What's that building there?" asks the Texan, pointing at the tower.
"Danged if I know" replied the cabbie, "It wasn't here when I drove by yesterday."