October 21, 2010
Again, French workers protest cruel Anglo-Saxon work regimes.
We check in on the French work ethic frequently. This week, French citizens in several cities have been marching against proposals--long pushed by President Nicolas Sarkozy--that would raise the retirement (and pension) age from 60 to 62. See Richard Nahem's report at "French Pension Protests" at his I Prefer Paris. However, our friend Richard says not to cancel your trip to Paris. French protesters who want to work less are apparently not dangerous or life-threatening. Just annoying.
Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at October 21, 2010 11:59 PM
Once again, you have underestimated the importance of this news to Francophiles and hungry millenials sitting on the couch in their parents basement, awaiting much needed nourishment.
We will now be forced to delay the patisserie tour until such time as we can be assured of an adequate supply of eclairs. Sadly, we may never receive such assurance, and millions of Slackoisie will be forced to nosh on Cheetos and learn nothing of French culture as they play Mortal Kombat 27.
I hope you're proud of yourself.
Posted by: shg at October 21, 2010 11:56 AM
We just report the news. We can't be responsible for emboldening white collar trash the world over.
Posted by: Holden Oliver at October 21, 2010 12:11 PM