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B!tch on the Street

Days and nights in New York City are tough enough without having to deal with all the sh!t this city dishes up. B!tch on the Street tells the tale of two ladies making their way through this crazy town...one freak at a time.

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Rat...

Do other cities have these? There has to be more than one because any time ANY union is protesting ANYthing, they bring out the big, inflatable rat. This rat was protesting a Bank of America using "questionable" workers to clean air ducts. The air duct union wasn't having that, so they got a rat and one lone dude to shout about the "injustice" and hand out fliers. Which no one took. And if they did, they then threw them in the street. Creating more litter.

I wanted to say to the union guy, "Where are all the other union workers?" but I actually felt sorry for him. I mean, it couldn't have been easy to blow that rat up by himself and THEN anchor that ba$tard, stand there in the cold and hand out fliers that nobody wanted.

Oh well...just another day here in NYC.

Happy Monday ya'll!

19 Comments:

At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They broke out the rat here in MSP during the whole Northwest Airlines strike. People used to throw stuff at it when they drove by.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Louarns said...

hahaha, anon, classic

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger v said...

How come the rat doesn't have eyes?

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

Have you read the book RATS? It's all about rats in Manhattan. Which are both gross and fascinating.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Virenda said...

Um, a rat?! WTH! Oh and Marcia I read that book too lol!

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Kat in da Hat said...

I think union workers poke out the rats eyes because they're so angry. Just kidding..it probably has eyes, just my pic came out a little overexposed.

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Cyber Mule said...

They had one of these in Boston once.

And the fat, lazy ass union members who are layed off get paid $50/hour to protest against some non-union people who make $25/hour under the table.

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger Liz said...

Ummmm, I have been in Chicago for a little over 5 years, and I've never seen a giant blow-up rat here... maybe I'm not looking in the right places though.

I don't frequent union protests all that often.

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

I've never seen the rat....
And now I feel left out. You made me laugh with the anchoring the bastard down bit!
Thanks!!!!
I needed that today!

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

He was a one man Union. The RAT was rented.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger SarahReznor said...

inflatable rat? i dont get it. i mean i get the nyc refrance but why union?

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Derek said...

That makes me laugh. Kind of. I don't think craziness really happens outside of New York, California or Florida. Those just seem to be the states to be.

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At 4:27 PM, Blogger DIAMONDKT said...

Is there such a thing as a happy union worker, ever? I never saw a group of people bitch and moan about life as much as unions do. Perhaps if it sucks so much, you should get out of the union...and take that creepy inflated rat with you. Brilliant concept, huh?

 
At 11:21 PM, Blogger yllwdaisies said...

You never see ppl using inflatable animals to protest things in other countries.

It's always bombs, or looting, or fire. ~yawn~
We're sooo much more evolved.

 
At 6:06 AM, Blogger Jan Jan xox said...

I'm from Aus and we don't have anything like that at all. Or at least none that i have seen.

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger TheIdleReceptionist said...

Hahaha! I've never seen one of those before...crazy.

 
At 8:51 PM, Blogger markus said...

i like those rats from a distance but when you get too close... creepy!

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger bitsarah said...

On the way to work every morning i see one of those big rats. They are building some big Mall (like we need more of those in NJ). I like the rat though. I wave to him every morning. I even named him Bob.

 
At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Jumptown Inflatibles said...

so i've been trying to find out what's up with the inflatable rats? are they just to indicate that the building needs to clean it's air ducts or something? i'm kind of confused.

 

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