September 6, 2007

Upcoming Strike

In sympathy with the Italians, I too will be abstaining from eating pasta on September 13.

Italy is angry. One week from today will be the nation's first ever pasta strike to protest the sharp, 25+ percent rise in the price of their favorite food. The Italians eat an average of 119 pounds of pasta a year and usually eat pasta every day.
Coffee, bread, mozzarella and schoolbooks are also experiencing price increases.
A future coffee strike is being threatened to protest the price of an espresso going from .70 cents to 1€.

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Megan said...

Hello. Thanks for your comment on my blog. My husband is half Italian, and he loves pasta! He would eat spaghetti every dinnertime if I didn't force him to eat other stuff. :)

Loulou said...

hello! I'm glad I found your site.
My husband too would eat pasta every day. Pasta for lunch and Chinese food for dinner.
Obviously he has to eat other things most of the time! :)