It's up on Longbeach road, guy I work with, I'm not at all interested, I want to be in town, know I'll need work for the winter, I'm thinking ahead. But he shows it to me anyways, a double wide trailer, better inside than out, I'd have my own bedroom, $600 a month, ignore the chickens...

..that are filling the closet, they're only there temporarily, until they can be moved to the coop, the stink of chickenshit fills the room, the whole trailer(s), his own bedroom, floor covered in dirty laundry, the whole proposition, like so many out here, filled with despair, and I'm polite, don't want to burn any bridges but I'm not quite there yet, maybe in January...

It wasn't his birthday, but I had a present I just had to give him...

Sums it up...

Via kottke.org

..., and, I hope, if nothing else comes out of this, that we identify the bad actors and take steps when this is all said and done to remove or isolate them. By that I mean the people who purposely don't self isolate, I mean the companies - like the Calgary Flames, that announce they won't pay their front line staff for the duration of the Crisis (their backpedaling later a reaction to public outrage - the cost of their entire front line - vendors, etc - has to be less than the cost of the contract they signed the greenest rookie with!!), the same with the owners of the Boston Bruins, Jeff Bezos, who after slashing benefits for employees then had the audacity to suggest employees pool their sick leave to pay employees who actually needed it, the meat-loving couple of the Okanagan, every single fucking Mother Fucker who overstocked on Toilet Paper, baked beans, etc. There are enough pictures floating around, we know who they are, we can find them. Let go of the Flames, give the same time to volunteering that you would to a hockey team that's done nothing but disappoint you, both you and your community will be richer. Fuck Bezos and your whacked neighbors, they planned to survive this alone, let them live the rest of their lives in isolation. We owe them nothing. Boycott McDonalds - like - dah, a million years too late, who refused sick pay to their employees while subjecting them to unsafe levels of public contact. Airlines and Banks who needed a bailout. Every fucking landlord that needed his rent right-now or you get evicted in the midst of a pandemic. Everyone one of these fuckers, and there's by now too many to list, but compile the list when it's all said and done and isolate, boycott, and shut them down.