The traffic in Ottawa is absolutely insane. At the best of times.
Yeah, and I ended up losing the last two days of the term at Algonquin, leaving me stuck at home for the next...well, however long. There's a get-together next week, but there's very little chance the strike'll be over by then either. Gonna be a lot of indoor time for me this year.
..hmm.. job losses by the hundreds in Ontario, and improved benefits and a 7% pay raise isn' good enough?
Splain something to me. How does the Federal Government declare something an essential service when the Federal Government itself is out on strike?
..splain something else.. since when does the problem of a municipality become a federal issue anyway? The arrogance of Ottawa is sometimes amazing.. "well, the seat of government is here, so, we're so very important".. deal with your freaking problems, don't pass the buck..
No winners in this, but if the City is handling this as well as they are handling snow removal and budget deliberations, well we truly well and fucked.And as for the Feds getting involved, no thanks. The last time that happened, it ended up costing the city a couple of hundred million as the result of a lawsuit with Siemens. Thanks John Baird!
Mike, you'll be happy to know that I'll probably be getting some payback soon.No, not a transit strike here in VanCity, though deity knows we've had our share of those. And if anyone thinks Ottawa traffic sucks bonobo butt, and I have lived in Ottawa, you've never been in traffic around Greater Terminal City.Just saw our 3-day weather forecast - 'chance of snow' Friday & Saturday with temperatures down to -12. ;-)Soooo.. go ahead, point your finger in my direction, laugh and invoke schadenfreude. But remember, we'll have two days of this and then it's gone, over, finito :P
It gets better. Three inches of snow in New Orleans this morning. Closed all the bridges. (Cars fly off bridges when it snows in the South.)But it doesn't last. Temperature is already above freezing. Some bridges have reopened.TIP: If you ever drive through the Deep South in a snow storm, get off the road at your earliest opportunity.. The side of the road is not safe. You need a parking lot. Those people do not know how to drive in snow.
Those people do not know how to drive in snow.Heh. Sounds just like Vancouver. I get such a kick watching 'em try. ;-)
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