Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Pizza Slut Ramble





Things are already bad in Alberta. Unemployed senior delinquents ride around on loud motorcycles and loiter out in front of stores, smoking, gobbing and cursing - making the place look untidy. A few seconds after I took this pic out at Tofield an old boy and his wife pulled up on a beautiful trike, and then a kid on a blacked out Harley. Of course all us guys shook hands without a second thought and then got in shit for not social distancing properly. Big Al was my manager back in the Before Times when I was still the senior sales guy in Alberta. It took me a year to train him and he was coming along nicely - then our economy dived, our company with it...and now the Chinkypox... and today we are a couple of washed up losers looking for work like everyone else.

But we had enough money for a half a tank of gas, some cigars and some coffees. We aren’t thumbing town to town looking for work, or riding around on the roofs of trains...yet...but ya can’t think like that. It was a beautiful day for a ride on the back roads.

When I got home I met the wife, who had just had a day at work. I got bummed out all over again. They are going nuts at her place and can barely keep up. Their branch is the only one in Alberta meeting budget; all the others are down 40% or more and round two of the Chinkypox layoffs are in the works. And here I am - riding around in sunshine. I suppose we should both be thankful and I am... but watching her work while I goof off? It turned my afternoon into a bit of a guilt trip.

Today I am going to do chores and look for something to cook on OyTube. Least I can do is make sure she comes home to a clean house and a good supper...

4 comments:

  1. You are a good man, Glen. (And do the dishes too!)

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  2. You can only do so much, Glen. If there's no work, there's no work. I've got two sons in that boat right now, and they don't have bikes! You can't be worrying all the time!

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  3. With Pete, Glen. You do what you can and then get on with life. Nothing gained by sitting at home, moping.

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  4. What Chickenmom said. Lots of wives aren't so lucky.

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