'People coming into the store frequently ask Shanita where she's from. "Right here," she says, smilling her ultra-bright smile. "I was born right in this very city!" She's nice about it to their faces, but it's a question that bothers her a lot.
"I think they mean, where are your parents from," says Charis, because that's what Canadians usually mean when they ask that question.
"That's not what they mean," says Shanita. "What they mean is, when am I leaving."'
- Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride