Tuesday, November 14, 2006

se mettre en grève

Yes folks... today I experienced my first full-on infamous french strike!
Today... all just before 10am this morning all trams and buses stopped...
of course today was also the day that I had to travel to Meylan, a small town (also mini-utopia), 2 buses away from where I lived to teach at a school for 4 hours...
and of course I had already taken one bus and so was in the centre of town and even further away from Meylan when they decided to go on strike... and so I waited and chatted to grumbling little old ladies in french for a bit... and then walked... and was an hour and a half late for classes! Tant pis... All part o the cultural experience eh?!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh, wow, i know it so well. what an experience, eh? can you imagine that for 7 weeks while i was trying to go to university?! hehe vive la France!

rosie scrims said...

oops that was from rosie ;-)

Quinny said...

C'mon Dish, keep the posts coming. Not heard from you for too long now...

Lithgo said...

tant WHAT? I now know how to swear in french

danke salut bitte schon!

Dish said...

it means never mind, you don't pronounce the 's' david! :P