The Most Important Part
An Oilfield Love Story
The rig was broke down and it wasn’t our job to fix it, so Tommy and I were sitting around drinking coffee and talking to Shorty about his whore. Tommy drove the loader. He’d called Shorty over when he found out I hadn’t heard the story.
“It was right after I got laid off in 2016 when oil tanked,” Shorty said. “I already had the ticket bought so I said fuck…