so they don’t even bother telling what they complain about anymore. They just strike. I’m starting to think it’s for fun (let’s face it driving a train seems pretty boring), or bets (who can strike the longest?) or just cultural (we didn’t strike this year yet guys !), the point is, they just announce it on TV (how nice) and if you’re lucky enough to work/study in Paris and live in the suburb (like me) you’re on for a living nightmare.
You get up earlier cause you know you’ll lose time waiting for a train that won’t come. You wait and wait and wait, on the screen it says “Next train to Paris at 7.30” and at 7.30 it changes to 7.40 and so on. At 8, a train shows up and about 2 billion people ( figures based on personal estimate) pile up in each wagon . No need to stress that this is just what you wish for before starting work, fight w/ your neighbours for your 2cm vital space, suffocate on that woman’s curly hair in front of you (happened to me today) and the best part is, at every stop before Paris, when you thought you could not be more unconfortable, more people fight to death to get in…damn we must love our jobs. And eventually, we arrive, 2h late, all sweating and irritated and a whole day at work in front of you to chill, and Then, you have the way home. :-)
What I don’t understand is why we accept it? why why why do we let them use us as hostages in their useless negociations w/ a government that is not even pretending to listen !?