Apparently the rift between the French and the English runs so deep that a former French police officer vandalized the cars of English retirees who were “intruding” upon his town. Article in French.
France was on strike today, go figure.
For those of you who don’t know, such an occurrence is really quite common, and has not really seemed to be effective in recent memory, but just the same has become a part of French life and culture.
Apparently the French aren’t really happy with Sarkozy’s politics and are blaming him for the effects of the current economic situation on their lives. One manifestant even seems to prefer Obama’s strategies to Sarkozy’s, even though the President’s actions have yet to be proven beneficial.
One thing’s for sure: grèves mean that I get to stay home and sleep in (which makes me wonder if they’re so bad after all).