Miss Snark loves the subway system. She treasures her Metrocard and even has a special little Coach purse just to keep it safe from marauding subway thieves and hungry poodles.
Miss Snark is NOT happy with the MTA union today.
As you may have heard on the news, last night at midnight was the deadline for a strike. Well, that hour has come and gone. The subways ARE running...but for how long.
This is the part of the strike that truly disrupts the city cause you don't know when you go someplace if you'll be able to get home. Thus, you don't go, or more accurately, you dither about going. It's the dithering that REALLY affects productivity.
Of course the MTA union knows this; it's why they're doing it. And in case NYers didn't remember this little strategy from the last strike, the union is doing a "limited strike" on busses in Queens--you can get to work just fine but then the drivers go home. So, good luck getting home folks.
As inconveniences go, this is minor but nonetheless if someone kills off an MTA Union president in their next novel I'm going to be very very pleased.