I love that they waited til I moved to the City to have their first strike in 25 years.
I mean, fine and all, because I live in downtown Manhattan, and so I can get just about anywhere I’d want to go for the next couple days. But if I lived in the outer boroughs, I think I’d be pissed. Also, extremely claustrophobic and freaked out. But then, I feel that way when I’m visiting friends in Park Slope and the F train is slow. So take that into consideration: I am weak, etc.
Anyway, inconvenience aside, I sympathize with these guys. Give them what they want, I say. They only work underground in a stinky tunnel with New York’s worst collection of panhandlers, winos and pissed off yuppies. In fact, I’ll chip in five bucks myself. Who’s with me?