I left Calgary in 2003, for a smaller city 150km, north called Red Deer. Back in 2003, I found that Calgary was getting to be a pain to drive in and every time you wanted something you were in a line up. It was stressing me out and so I pressed the ejection button.
I was a little surprised to see so many unhappy faces on the street corners of Calgary today. I’m guessing the pressures of getting to work, work its self and the commute back home might be to blame for these not so happy faces. Calgary’s an oil town and well, the market, exploration and salaries are all changing, adding to the pressure to everyone’s life.
Everywhere you look in Calgary’s downtown you see construction project, the city is really going thought, a billion dollar face lift. Due to the low price of oil in the past year and half, some projects are on hold or have stopped completely for now.
The commute home, time to read a book and relax.
Hooked up, wired in and ready to watch some TV