Most of us would feel so much better if that 31 day endurance test could simply be wiped off the calendar. We’re barely halfway through it, and what have we got show for it ?
At least every other day since 2013 began, the weather has been a nightmare, especially on the prairies. Highway driving has been an exercise in Russian roulette. I bless the fact that I’m no longer doing that Trans Canada commute between Regina and Winnipeg. It’s bad enough having to deal with the stories of those who don’t make it.
Then there’s the cold and flu season which seems to hold off until after the beginning of Boxing Day sales. As an afterthought, our governments remind us we should indeed get a flu shot, even though the latest up-to-the-moment vaccine is always a year behind the flu strain that’s doing most of the damage.
Hospital emergency departments are jammed, as is the Urgent Care Centre at Miseracordia in Winnipeg. Is there anyone still alive who will admit to coming up with that brilliant name?
If you’re not sick, and you haven’t slipped off the road into a ditch, you can figure out how much deeper in debt you are after the holidays. Don’t forget to put aside some cash for those essentials that have gone up like bus fares and parking meters. On the plus side, Downton Abbey is back. Wouldn’t you love to have been a dog in that amazing castle in 1920? And hey we’ll have NHL hockey back finally!
The billionaires and millionaires worked things out, and with any luck the Stanley Cup will be awarded shortly after Canada Day. The Leafs fired Brian Burke .. even though they’re still undefeated. Go figure!
I’m Roger Currie
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