Friday, September 24, 2010
Jour de Grève
Welcome to the season of back to school, new literary releases, openings for art exhibitions and restaurants, and strikes. France experienced its second major strike of the season yesterday. Just how effective these are in affecting public policy remains to be seen. For the moment, there's no agreement even on the number of people demonstrating: less than a million according to the Minister of the Interior, more than 3 million according to the CGT, one of the more vocal labor unions.
This fellow obviously reported for work (because why else would you don your blues and safety vest) but perhaps there just wasn't all that much to do. Or maybe I just caught him on his coffee break. Wish he'd been posted on my block where the garbage cans are overflowing and the sidewalk really could use a good hosing down.
Thanks to A Tale of Two Cities for finally pushing the count of those following this blog to 150. For that matter, thanks to everyone for reading, follower or not!.