Poor XUP is feeling demoralized by the bus strike, and she’s not the only one. Aside from the grueling daily inconvenience to everybody – which has now stretched over a month – there’s an impending health and safety factor. Temperatures over the next few days are expected to plummet into the -30s, and that’s not even counting the wind chill.
I don’t think I’ll be as cheerful and philosophical about those 80-minute walks once the brutal cold snap starts tomorrow.
But maybe the strike’s almost over. What do you think? Are you sensing any movement? Do you think the two sides might someday soon get around to sitting down in the same room and talking about what needs to be done to end this strike? Or that they might agree to let an objective third party decide? Or do you think we should we all just go out and buy cars? Click on over into the polling booth and register your prediction.
Also, my friend Rita has asked me to ask you all how the strike is affecting you personally. Have you had to change your lifestyle in order to cope with it? In what area of your life are you feeling the biggest impact? Work? Home? Financial? Social? Recreational? Emotional?