Jeudi Noir? That all depends on your point of view…

If you were to believe the media, today is going to be another jeudi noir in France due to nationwide strikes against Sarkozy’s government.

Just read this for example. Trains, planes, and metros will not be working, all the teachers (even the one’s from our girls’ Catholic private school) are striking “in sympathy” and forget about trying to mail a letter. I phoned all of our guests currently in our vacation rentals and told them if they were planning on any day trips up to Paris, today wouldn’t exactly be ideal.

It’s a catastrophe! The news says. It’s a nation-wide chaos! It’s terrible!

Just tell that to two girls who, instead of revising verb conjugations in their school desks, get to play Playmobile in their pyjamas all day long.