The shocking discovery that people pay way too freaking much for rent in Ontario. I mean, I probably don’t have much room to complain–I can still aford the not quite modest amount I pay on a monthly basis to the folks who keep a roof over my head. But still. Without getting into specifics, I make per month more than enough to get me by on a day-to-day basis. But that having been said, nearly half what I make per month is sucked up within 2 weeks when the rent’s due. Again, I’m not complaining, but if I didn’t have a job that pays as well as it is, I’d still be living in Pembroke. Why? Because rent anywhere else is freaking insane. Hell, rent in Pembroke borders on insane some places. If you’re lucky, in Ottawa, you can probably get a room for $300/week (I’ve seen it). Per *week*. That’s less per month than I pay and considerably more than any sane person should pay. You almost have to hook up with a real money maker just to get your foot in the door if you can’t land a job that isn’t in fast food or retail. Not that I want some 18-year-old with a Mcdonald’s paycheck and a partygoer personality like I’ve never seen, but hey, I’ve been there. I thought about moving out a couple years ago, except… yep, you guessed it. On what I was making, rent per month would kill me. But that’s a whole other rent I might get into on a day off when I can devote the whole day to writing said rant. Suffice it to say, though, if they want people to actually be independant, and be contributing members of society, they really should make it a bit easier for people to do so. But then, I never claimed to be able to understand the government. I just pick certain aspects of it and tear into them. Frequently.