Wednesday, May 10, 2006
It Wouldn't Be Cannes Without A Strike
The police at Cannes are going to stage a modest two hour strike on the third day of the festival. Of course. That's just what people do in France -- strike. I've seen airline strikes, train strikes, sanitation worker strikes and --my favorite -- a strike by the guards who protect the men who deliver the cash that fills up the ATMs. That lasted most of the festival and had people lining up for hours early on to get cash and then running around desperately for days trying to find an ATM that wasn't out of cash. Mon dieu.