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Dempsey is a Golden Retriever puppy who is in training to become a Helping Paws service dog for an individual with a physical disability. He lives with his parents Doreen and Paul, and Bailey the cat. None has ever trained a puppy before. These are their adventures. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the blog author. The contents of this blog have not been reviewed or approved by Helping Paws, Inc.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Strike hits French rail services!

From CNN:

Commuters packed sardine-like aboard the few trains left running or got stuck on jammed highways as a strike over job cuts disrupted French rail services Wednesday.

Paris' suburban network was badly hit, with between 60 and 84 percent of trains canceled. Commuters were left with no choice but to cram shoulder-to-shoulder aboard the odd trains still in service.

Labor leader Jean-Claude Mailly of the left-wing Workers' Force union predicted more protests in weeks to come. He said unions were rediscovering their ability to mobilize workers -- after a period of relative calm following repeated strikes in 2003.

Great. The strike is supposed to last until "Thursday morning." I wonder how I'll get to my 8am class. I don't want to get up at 5:30 if I don't have to.

And it gets better: The mailmen will be striking this week, too. Grrrrrrr. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes me to get a PIN number in France. But that's a whole other story.