Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

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

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The Challenge Ahead

Whadda day yesterday. It was beautiful out. The oil industry has completely collapsed on Alberta for the short term. In all my life I have never seen oil prices go negative. Things are going to get really, really tough in Alberta for the short term and possibly worse for the long term. I could go into specifics and predictions but... why bother? Yesterday I filled up my little Toyota truck. It has a small tank and usually takes about 75 bucks. I think I paid less than 50 to completely fill it. Gas was 58 cents/litre. I may top up all the jerry cans today. But... things are going to radically change here.

I must accept my future options with grace and dignity and keep my chin up in the dark times to come!

Unlike this fella, I think we can all agree that a handsome 55 year old fella like me - could have a bright future in the sex trade, or animals husbandry, or... *ahem* ... I forgot where I was going with that train of thought!!! Perhaps that is for the best.

The trick now is to - as usual - hope for the best, but plan for the worst while staying positive. Every pay cheque will become a bonanza, and every meal a feast!

What will the modern bum look like?
My grandad rode around with the other bums on roofs of
trains, looking for work. 
When they found work, they ate and sent the rest of the money home.
Will things get that bad here? They have before... so
I suppose they could again.
We are going to find out!


  1. Given that 1 US Gallon = 3.78541 CAN Liters, and that you believe you're paying .58 cents CAN per litre, while I, a no good yank, will pay $1.35 per gallon just as soon as I lever myself out of my office
    chair, put my car under me and drive a mile or so to a gas station close by... I forgot where I was going with this.

    You're paying about $1.55 USD per US Gallon for petrol. I'm paying $1.35, and it's 60° outside, so I think I'm getting the better deal here.

    It costs about $25 USD to fill my tank if I'm running on fumes - which has happened.

    Have a good day.

  2. "But...but...but!!!! Muh free health care!!!" Filthie whined pathetically...