A Canadian man rode his Zamboni machine through a Tim Hortons drive-thru to get a cup of hot chocolate. Jesse Myshak said the customer in front of him was so amused they paid for his drink and the employees said the stunt was " the most Canadian thing they've ever seen."
Screen capture/Jesse Myshak/Twitter
EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- An Alberta man picked up a hot chocolate at a local Tim Hortons while riding a Zamboni in what some called "the most Canadian thing ever."
Jesse Myshak shared a video of himself riding the Zamboni, which he bought to maintain the home ice rink he built for his children, through the Canadian coffee chain.
"Make that a large, it's a long drive home," he wrote.
Myshak decided to ride the Zamboni machine home after working on it at his garage when his friends joked he should stop for a quick treat on the way, Global News reported.
"I figured it would be cost-effective and easier to drive it home so I told the boys at the shop I was taking off and going to run the Zamboni to the house and they all kind of made jokes that I should stop by Tim Hortons and grab a coffee...and take it through the drive-thru," he said. "I figured, 'Might as well grab something warm on the way' and so I pulled through the drive-thru."
Myshak's stunt immediately drew attention at the restaurant as he told the CBC people immediately began running out of the Tim Hortons.
"The lady in front of me actually bought the hot chocolate for me," he said. "The staff told me it was the most Canadian thing they've ever seen, so they all had a good chuckle."
When Myshak returned home he said his children were initially excited about riding the Zamboni themselves, but eventually came around to enjoying their father's journey.
"They laughed that dad drove that through town," he said. "I'm sure they told their friends at school — I'm almost positive on that."
While most of the town seemed to be amused by his drive-thru stunt, Myshak was unsure whether local police would've shared the same feelings.
"It's attracted quite a bit of attention [but] I don't know if the cops around town like it or not," he said. "I got lucky, I think — I made it home all right."