mister monkey has a co-worker who is currently employed on the same island project, but whose wife continues to reside, along with their offspring, in boyle, alberta.
boyle, for those of you not on intimate terms with the northern alberta landscape, is a town whose name is an apt description of its state of being - nothing that couldn't be cured with an aggressive course of antibiotics and a thorough lancing. it is a small, nondescript hamlet on the highway between edmonton and fort mcmurray, and it is rife with pulp mill fumes and john deere trucks.
the town does have an obligatory chinese restaurant, this one named hooters. i presume that the reason the eponymous international chain of burgers'n breasts hasn't swooped in to launch a legal assault on this humble establishment, is similar to the reason why a horde of bloodthirsty mcdonald's lawyers have failed to sue every lonely goatherd who sells kabobs from his yurt in northern mongolia under the moniker "mcnuggets" - there's little fear of either being mistaken for the real deal.
boyle's hooters serves mediocre chinese food and mediocre western food, both deep fried, their only distinction, the former being doused in bright red phlegm sauce, the latter in lumpy sodium-laced gravy - in a word: delicious! there are no hot busty chicks working there, most of them having presumably given up the small town charms of boyle for the promise of the bright lights big city stripper establishments of fort mac. and hurray to them.
my point, as i do indeed have one, is this: what woman leaves her husband to go forth and work in paradise while she stays in a place aptly named after a epidermal condition? i followed mister monkey TO fort mac, while she refuses to follow her mister to vancouver island? what sort of madness is this? is her wednesday bridge club so beguiling? is it her lovely split level with discount laminate flooring and a bay window? is it the promise that lies at the end of the curving highway? what in the fuck would cause a woman to stay when the alternative is so damn palatable?
any ideas? feel free to ignore me in the comments section. bonus points if you tell me your word verification and make up a definition, just because it's fun, and fun is what i am all about, motherfuckers!