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The Sky is Falling! (Alberta Version)

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The Sky is Falling! (The Alberta Version)

Original: Chicken Little likes to walk in the woods. She likes to look at the trees. She likes to smell the flowers. She likes to listen to the birds singing.

Alberta: Real Estate Investors buy properties in the Oil Patch. They love to get monthly cash flow, property appreciation and bank financing.

Original: One day while she is walking an acorn falls from a tree, and hits the top of her little head.

Alberta: In six months in 2014, the price of Oil drops by 50%.

Original: My, oh, my, the sky is falling. I must run and tell the lion about it, – says Chicken Little and begins to run.

Alberta: My, oh my, our financial windfall party is over. I must complain to everyone and look what the media is saying, “we’re doomed”.

Original: She runs and runs. By and by she meets the hen.

Alberta: Budgets are slashed, layoffs occur, real estate listings explode.

Original: Where are you going? – asks the hen.

Alberta: Where are we going? – asks everyone.

Original: Oh, Henny Penny, the sky is falling and I am going to the lion to tell him about it.

Alberta: Oh Canada, the party is over and I’m going to whine about it through the media.

Original: How do you know it? – asks Henny Penny.

Alberta: Hasn’t this happened before? – asks everyone.

Original: It hit me on the head, so I know it must be so, – says Chicken Little.

Alberta: But it is different this time!

Original: Let me go with you! – says Henny Penny. – Run, run.

Alberta: Then it must be true. I’ll complain with you. Sell my house and move to Ontario.

Original: So the two run and run until they meet Ducky Lucky.

Alberta: The frenzy continues as the media speculates about “Poor Alberta”.

Original: The sky is falling, – says Henny Penny. – We are going to the lion to tell him about it.

Alberta: The economy is crashing. We are telling everyone to get out while the getting is good.

Original: How do you know that? – asks Ducky Lucky.

Alberta: Hasn’t this happened before? – asks everyone.

Original: It hit Chicken Little on the head, – says Henny Penny.

Alberta: Because the newspapers said so.

Original: May I come with you? – asks Ducky Lucky.

Alberta: Should I sell too and move to Quebec?

Original: Come, – says Henny Penny.

Alberta: Yes, get out now!

Original: So all three of them run on and on until they meet Foxey Loxey.

Alberta: The frenzy continues as the media speculates about “Poor Alberta”.

Original: Where are you going? – asks Foxey Loxey.

Alberta: Where will we find another boom?

Original: The sky is falling and we are going to the lion to tell him about it, – says Ducky Lucky.

Alberta: The oil party is over and we’re telling everyone to get out. Sell everything and run.

Original: Do you know where he lives? – asks the fox.

Alberta: What will we do, the market bottom is unknown?

Original: I don’t, – says Chicken Little. I don’t, – says Henny Penny. I don’t, – says Ducky Lucky.

Alberta: I don’t know.

Original: I do, – says Foxey Loxey. – Come with me and I can show you the way.

Alberta: We do, say the brave and strategic investors.

Original: He walks on and on until he comes to his den. – Come right in, – says Foxey Loxey.

Alberta: We tighten our belts, suck up the tough times and know that we’ll be just fine!

Original: They all go in, but they never, never come out again.

Alberta: Been there done that, we’ll just do it again!


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