Sunday, June 26, 2011
When strikes backfire
Normally, a strike can be a pretty profound way of telling someone to fuck off.
But it doesn't always work that way.
Take Canada's recent postal strike. It completely froze ALL Canadian mail (including a present I was expecting from a friend, damnit) for weeks. And while it's expected to start again tomorrow, it revealed an unexpected truth - society went on without mail. People were able to, for the most part, go to work, send their kids to school, buy things and even pay bills without the post at ALL. So some people seemed to think that they could live perfectly well without a post office at all.