"À nous de vous faire préférer le train!"
"Avec le SNCF, tout est possible"
--Former ad slogans of the SNCF (French national trains), each in turn quickly dropped
Xerox France technicians, on "unlimited" strike
Employees of Lidl, a supermarket chain
Driver's license inspectors, on "unlimited" strike nationally starting Thursday 28 November
Public school teachers across France
Employees of the CPAM, the main French public health insurance office, on "unlimited" strike in Paris
Employees of the SNCF (French national trains, toujours eux) calling for a strike from evening Wednesday 11th December till morning Friday 13th December. Oh, also the regional TER is on strike starting tomorrow Friday 6th December until Sunday 8th December
Teachers at prépas, which prepare students to enter Grandes Écoles
Employees of the Musée Carnavalet, the history of Paris museum
Someone who reads only what he likes seems very lonely to me. Always accompanied by his frail personal ideas, one might say; but he will never emerge from childhood.
--Emile-Auguste Chartier (1868-1951) in Propos de littérature (1934)
Celui qui ne lit que ce qui lui plaît, je le vois bien seul. Toujours en compagnie de ses chétives idées personnelles, comme on dit; mais il ne sortira pas de l'enfance.
Someone stole the lit-up town snowman of Tours, police announced. The snowman was found sain et sauf later in a suburb. It was two meters tall and weighed 35 kilos.