A man posted a very common question under the Vancouver thread on Reddit. After seemingly moving away from Vancouver for two years, he came back and wanted to know what he had missed during his time away.
@JoeBrownshoes asked "Hey Vancouver, been overseas for the last two years. What did I miss?"
The answers to his simple question were hilarious. Redditors commented on all of the crazy and wacky things that have happened in Vancouver during the past two years and we couldn't stop laughing.
The first comment was obviously talking about the librarian who was famously kicked by a man in the stomach at a public library. Oh, and the whole thing was caught on tape. The video went completely viral after it happened earlier this year.
One Redditor talked about how Greyhound Canada just announced that they are shutting down all of their Western Canada routes except for one. He went on to explain that former Canuck, Alex Burrows had retired and Vancouver has added a lot of bike lanes to the city's roads....
Oh, and we can't forget about the viral video of a young girl in Richmond who was sitting on the edge of the dock, only to be yanked into the water by a hungry sea lion. Don't worry, a heroic man quickly jumped in to save her and she was fine.
The Redditors argued in the comments, some people claimed it was an otter, but no it was, in fact, a sea lion that dragged the young girl into the water.
@JoeBrownshoes admits that this was the ONE piece of Vancouver news that he already knew because the video literally went viral all around the world.
Oh, and Vancouverites are still pissed that we don't have Uber yet. Nothing new there.
We can't forget about the ongoing dispute between BC and Alberta. Yes, we don't have tolls on our main bridges anymore, but we're still constantly at war with Alberta. Vancouver Redditors couldn't stop throwing shade at our neighbouring province in the comments section. One person even said, "Where even is Alberta".
After protesting the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, Alberta fought back by banning B.C. wine. Let's just say that the two provinces have had a strained relationship over the past few years.
And last but not least, the housing market is still insane. @kpstunna85 says, "Housing market didn't crash. Just got more expensive. A closet will cost you 100k." It's pretty true.
Another Redditor explained that if you want to even rent property in Vancouver, you'll need to jump through a ton of hoops - giving up your first born child is one of them.
This little exchange about what you need to do if you'd like to buy/rent real estate in Vancouver is #relatable.