I may get myself in trouble, not the first time, but this sort of behavior, inconveniencing their fellow citizens as well as others, seems to be particularly part of French workers' way of doing things, and an aspect of the culture in general, self-aggrandizing on many levels. I love France, but not this particular national trait.
Remember 'All That Jazz'? And the song 'Everything Old is New Again'? "Don't throw the past away, you might need it some rainy day". What's to keep them from dragging it out, should they deem it appropriate.
Striking ferry workers stand behind their burning barricade near Calais No channel ferries, no Eurostar trains and no Eurotunnel shuttle services this afternoon, as protesting French sailors shut down the ferries and swarmed onto tracks leading...
Our son and three grandkids live in Denmark. The sticker shock for goods and services was everywhere and I never got accustomed to it. The oldest grandson works for a Danish travel company, traveling around the world to set up hotel and local tour attraction packages. I once asked him what was his favorite destination, and he said that was easy .... Las Vegas. Of course he is in his late 20's.
Most things I purchased in Denmark were about twice as expensive as what I'm used to paying in North America. Not sure how folks afford to live there, especially in light of their confiscatory tax structure. Vegas can be fun for folks who don't visit it often -- kind of like Disneyland for adults. But it's not my cup of tea.
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