Now I'm really glad that our garbage was collected first thing this morning: there's now a strike with the city workers and, unless the unexpected happens, it could well last a while. Some spokespeople are fretting over whether or not it'll be over and the city cleaned up again by the time the pope visits in late July. C. pointed out that if we wanted to go to any of the parks, we should do so soon. It's been a remarkably good year for NOT having strikes, actually. I was wondering when a real one would actually happen, and here it is.