Saturday, May 2, 2009

Drunken Laborers

May 1st is Worker's day here in Switzerland. This means that nobody has to go to work, except the tram and bus operators and people who work in stores at Train stations. And, well, gas station attendents and medical personnel and others, but I'm sure you get the idea.

Jason is on his way to Newark, NJ, so we all went with him to the airport, which was a fiasco and I still don't care to talk about it.

Anyway, on our way home, we had to wait for our tram at the Bahnhoff SBB, which is the Swiss Railroad station in Basel. It's a very busy place.

To celebrate Worker's day there were about 75-100 drunken college students, each with his or her own case of beer. In addition to the individual cases, two or three people had shopping carts with flags and beer. Fun!

Fortunately, they got on tram 11 and we got on tram 10. I was relieved to see them go. Not all of them, though, apparently made it onto the correct tram, because as we went up a hill an empty beer bottle rolled under our feet.

I picked it up to throw it away, but Sarah insisted that throwing away glass was bad for the environment and she carried it home, to be placed in the recycling bin. Seh has been well brain washed.

1 comment:

  1. She may be brainwashed, but I am proud of my little recycler. Maybe she'll want to start planting trees on weekends!