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Poem about the New York Transit Strike by tucsonmike on 26 December 2005 12:26am
 
My sister sent this. It will give you a pretty good idea as to how New Yorkers reacted.

'Twas four days before Christmas and all through the town; Not a train was up running, they'd all been shut down.

The turnstiles were locked and the stations were cleared, in hopes that Old Bloomberg would give them their share.

The workers were nestled all snug in their booths; Where oft they're found sleeping, to tell you the truth.

Toussaint wants their pensions to be like the cops' - you know, 'cause it's stressful announcing each stop.

Alas, from the public arose such a clatter, Their leader seems not to have thought out the matter.

With shoppers not shopping and travel delayed, public support dwindled, New Yorkers' nerves frayed.

You dumb, lazy morons! The people did cry.

Pensions the same as the FDNY?

It'll cost us a fortune, illiterate twits!

The people weren't happy. In fact, they threw fits.

There's strength in a union, or so they believed but not before Christmas - now everyone's peeved.

It's terrible timing for stranding the masses; If Reagan were here he'd have fired your asses.


 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by Em on 26 December 2005 1:12am
 
I like it! lol!! Very well done!
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by tucsonmike on 26 December 2005 2:27am
 
Thanks Em. I'll tell my sister the poem was a hit in Australia...
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by canaveralgumby on 26 December 2005 2:43am
 
This is the first year ever that I was glad NOT to be in NYC at Xmas.
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by canaveralgumby on 26 December 2005 2:48am
 
This is the first year ever that I was glad NOT to be in NYC at Xmas.
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by tucsonmike on 26 December 2005 2:49am
 
That's OK Cori. My parents were in Hawaii and came home during it.
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by canaveralgumby on 26 December 2005 2:53am
 
This is the first year ever that I was glad NOT to be in NYC at Xmas.
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by canaveralgumby on 26 December 2005 3:12am
 
"Palinstravels" did it! It locked up! It wasn't me!
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by tucsonmike on 26 December 2005 3:22am
 
Oh don't u just HATE when that happens?:-)
 
Re: Poem about the New York Transit Strike by Ahren on 27 December 2005 1:37pm
 
http://www.backingblair.co.uk/london_underground/


Voila!!
 
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