Paris: The metros, buses and trains have all been shut down. The city is paralyzed by a gigantic, system-wide union strike.
I can’t imagine what it must be like in Paris right now. Well, actually I do, because a friend just called to say he’s fished out his bike from the basement, checked the tires and is riding the 6-odd miles to work. You know it’s bad when he’d rather wrinkle his suit than deal with the traffic.