Preferring Cats To Covid and Also Cigarettes

October 24, 2021 at 10:12 pm (Commentary, Life, Personal essays) ()

Well yesterday the homeless shelter I’m in suffered a Covid outbreak.

This is why I was leery of going into a homeless shelter in the first place (even one like this that has free WiFi for its clients plus only 4 to 5 people per room) because I had heard that homeless shelters are Covid superspreaders.

But once I had run out of money in my bank account for a hotel room, I had no other choice.

Alberta Social Services will only send me next month’s disability cheque until I actually have a place to rent.

So tonight a friend from the Spanish language Church I occassionally attend drove me over to a place to rent I had heard about from another acquaintance.

It was a trailer in a trailer court.

It was a rather nice looking trailer.

I’d have a couple of other roommates.

Plus cats.

Six cats.

I do love cats.

As soon as I entered the trailer, a cute little black kitten ran towards me, meowed and rubbed her head against me.

“I hope you like cats,” said the owner of the trailer.

“I do,” I nodded.

“That’s good because we have 5 others,” said the trailer owner.

I wouldn’t mind six cats.

The only thing that made me decide not to take a room in the trailer was the over 3 dozen cigarette butts I counted in the trailer’s living room ashtray which appeared to be recently smoked.

I have a terrible allergy to cigarette smoke.

So I’m still in a homeless shelter for now- and one unfortunately with Covid.

And trying desperately to find a place to rent so I can get my disability cheque from Alberta Social Services for next month and once again build up money in my bank account that I lost from having to rent a hotel room because the Wicked Witch of Voldemort threw me out of my community house.

October 24th 2021.

I think I’d much prefer attending the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare than living in Calgary during a plandemic-pandemic.


  1. monimonikablog said,

    good luck Christopher!!

  2. George F. said,

    Take the trailer! Clean up the butts for the Void’s sake! I had an alcoholic friend who lived in a trailer and he loved it. No one bothered him until he walked outside seeking company. Who wants to interact with a trailer dweller? No one! You can write all day long…just get wifi!

  3. Hetty Eliot said,

    The challenges seem endless. Here’s hoping you avoid the covid.

  4. tychy said,

    I was very sorry to read about these frightful problems. Wishing you better luck soon.

    PS Alice smoked like a chimney. You wouldn’t want to hang out with her.

  5. Hyperion said,

    This is all the doing of the Anti-Pope and the Demon, Falsie Fauci. They want you to pay homage to them in your Vampire novel. Don’t do it. Defy the tyrannical devils. Oh, and ear more beans and Broccoli. That will help protect you. Other humans and viruses are repelled by concentrations of methane. Of course you may have to wear a mask. I hear methane has a very pungent oder.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, I’m giving the Anti-Pope and the demon Fauci the raspberry they so richly deserve.

      Half an hour ago, my roommates were engaged in a long conversation about what varieties of drugs they took and what were the best ones.

      I hope I can get a place of my own pretty quick otherwise this place will drive me nuts.

      The free WiFi is good.

      The Covid among some in the shelter and the level of conversation isn’t.

      • Hyperion said,

        Just for fun tell your roommate that you heard from an alchemist friend that Colombian roasted coffee enemas were better than crack and not nearly as expensive. That should keep them very busy and out of your hair. Of course, that is cold brew not the boiling hot stuff they get at Starbucks.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I’ll tell them but I’ve leave out the part about how it should be cold brew.

      • Hyperion said,

        This will add new meaning to the words blowing off steam.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        LOL !

        Where are the refreshingly cool lips of Monica Lewinsky when you need them?

      • Hyperion said,

        Perhaps Hermaphrodite the goddess of substandard treatment will drop by to sooth her druggie friends. No doubt she will become a monkey spank dot com overnight celebrity when someone uploads that video.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Very true. 😂🤣😅

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