We were invited to dinner across town, so we hopped in the Metro and look what we found.
You may have been reading about the chaos that is Paris, these days. Strikes and demonstrations by cab drivers, farmers, transportation workers, miscellaneous disgruntled people, you name it. Add to that the shootings and now, this soccer thing, really, it’s bad.
Behind me are lager louts, lager cans in hand, shouting at the top of their lungs. Before me you see ordinary folks who just want to get home for dinner, realizing that for the next month, this is their life.
The Parti Socialiste, who run Paris, and everyone who thought importing tens of thousands of drunken budget travelers, all at one time, would be a great idea, should now and forever lose their rights to limos and motorcades. There is much to love about this city but they seem hell-bent on destroying it. Not long after this soccer thing ends a major cross – town transportation artery will be closed. The mayor’s own environmental impact reports say this will create utter chaos. But of course she will have a motorcade. She will never have to deal with it.
It is good to have a house in the country.