hi no, hi no, its off to work I go!
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on May 7, 2008
I took this photograph a few days ago, when H and I were heading out of the city on one adventure or another:
I love how the truck drivers decorate their cars here – it reminds me of India. And I think that this truck’s “Hi No” message is very appropriate for the day of a general strike.
I’m at work, but I am definitely in the minority. I’m the only one in my office, and for some time I thought I might be the only one on my floor as well. Its not bad, though – I’m getting lots of work done. Who would have known: to increase worker productivity on an individual level, organize a strike.
More seriously, I hope that the day ends well. I saw burning tires on the television, but none on my way to the gym or to work. Its a big change from the January 2007 strike, when the sky was grey with rubber ash and I passed three flaming tires despite sticking to the side streets.
But its also a beautiful spring day after months of almost no conflict, and as H said to me on the phone a bit ago, Its early yet. Schools are closed, businesses are closed, and that means measurably more young men free to roam the streets, testosterone at the ready. And measurably more television news crews roaming the streets as well, hoping for any sign of breaking-new “action”. Not a healthy mix.
Naturally, I’m hoping for a big afternoon rain shower. Wet bodies bring cooler heads 🙂 .