Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Oilfield Worker's Wives Getting Sassy
Yesterday I was in a drive-thru line behind a big SUV. Printed in large visable white letters in the back glass was this---" Oilfield trash,making oilfield cash, and if you don't like it kiss my oilfield lovin' ass. With lines through it to make it look like dollar signs. I guess the big oilfield boom here makes just about everyone a little edgy. Our streets were not prepared for the traffic especially the big never stopping trucks. The trucks are wearing out our streets and roads. The restaurants are so full at lunch time there is no where to sit. The families of oilfield workers have been uprooted or living alone at home while Daddy makes the money while it's to be made. When we go anywhere we used to know a lot of people there, now it's mostly strangers. All in all most people are nice and polite and I certainly try to be. John and I even like to strike up a conversation with some of the guys to see where they are from and what their job is here. I would like to see what this town will be like when the boom is over as they have built so many large three story motels and cabins. The RV parks can melt away easily but what are they going to do with the motels? When it first started it was predicted to last about ten years and about one has already passed.