Friday, August 17, 2007
Something stinks here
Vancouver is in week four of a municipal workers strike. Managers are supposedly trying to keep up with some of the most needed city services. I saw one of these managers this morning on my way in to work. He was wearing a vest with the municipal insignia, working hard at:
Picking up the overflowing garbage? No.
Filling in for my friend who works for the city providing physical recreation programs for disabled kids? No again.
Working at the library, trying to at least keep the kid’s section open? Nope.
Cleaning up parks and children’s playgrounds? No way.
Leading the osteoporosis prevention exercise class at the seniors centre? No.
He was doing a much more important municipal job. Collecting the freakin coins from the PARKING METERS!!!!!!
Today's dream travel destination Maligne Lake, Jasper Park, Canada: The first lake I ever swam (well waded and splashed) in. And it has to smell better than here.