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989 - Dealing with a Mass Transit Strike

April 11th, 2014

Episode 61 of 463 episodes

How do you get to work when there are no buses, trains, or subways? Maybe you don’t. Learn more in this episode. Slow Dialog: 1:35 Explanation: 3:37 Fast Dialog: 14:21 Marge: Where have you been? You should have been home over two hours ago! Homer: I’ve been trying to get home. Haven’t you been watching the news? The transportation workers union has voted to strike. There was a mass walkout at 4:30 p.m. today. Marge: You’re kidding! I didn’t know anything about it. They walked off the job right before the afternoon commute? Homer: Yeah, I think it was calculated to make the biggest impact so that the powers that be will sit up and take notice. Marge: You mean the walkout has halted services on all public transportation – all buses, trains, and subways? Homer: Yes, that’s right. Everything is at a standstill. There are a lot of disgruntled commuters out there. Marge: When will services be restored? Homer: I have no idea. I imagine things won’t get back to normal before tomorrow morning’s commute. Marge: So what are you going to do? Homer: I might have to stay home from work. I’m stranded with no mass transit services. Marge: Oh, that’s a shame. Homer: Isn’t it, though? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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