Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Short on Gas

There's a gasoline shortage in Ontario. The main cause was a fire last week at an Esso refinery near Hamilton. The ancillary cause is a CN Rail strike that prevented oil companies from bringing in gasoline from other provinces. Everyone filled up their tanks and this caused shortages everywhere. About 100 Esso gas stations are closed down for lack of fuel. Other stations have also run out of gas.

Ontario is by far the best province in Canada but for some reason the other provinces don't like us very much. This has given rise to a number of nasty comments about us. Nobody seems to be sympathetic to our plight.

Here's one of those mean things that people are saying. This one was sent to us by my wife's aunt who was also my grade 5 teacher. I'm sure you'll agree that this is really below the belt.
A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in Canada

Well, there's a very simple answer.

Nobody bothered to check the oil.

We just didn't know we were getting low.

The reason for that is purely geographical.

Our OIL is located in Alberta, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and B.C.

Our DIPSTICKS are located in Ontario


  1. What is the fuss about? The sign lists a price of $0. Even in Canadian dollars that's pretty cheap.

  2. My regular gas station ran out of everything except their premium fuel - which they sold at their price for regular. So that's pretty cool - the first and probably last time my car ever has premium in the tank.