"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
Etymology: from groule, an apprentice who must se grouiller, rush around on errands.
Mais enfin je ne suis pas tout à fait le grouillot de service.
--Anne Baldassari, fired as director of the Picasso Museum, on reports that she might be asked to supervise the hanging of the paintings for the (very eventual) reopening of the Museum.
Private sectorIntermittents du spectacle, or show-biz folks, striking the theater festival of Aurillac. They want to keep their unemployment scheme, which allows them more money for less work than other unemployed.
SNCF (French national trains, toujours eux) workers on line from Paris to Beauvais (Ryanair's distant "Paris" airport). (Guess which union!)
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
--Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)