Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rats!

I don't know if this happens in other places, but in New York when there are labor demonstrations sometimes the unions put a giant rat outside the place that they are protesting. I came across this rat today and thought I'd snap a quick picture. (Sorry it's not such a good photo, I was hoping they wouldn't notice me taking a picture.) But the workers were really nice and even asked if I wanted my picture with the rat! They were protesting against a construction company they felt was exploiting the workers. I hope they win their fight!

13 comments:

DaveM said...

I have never heard of that before, I'll have to do some research now to find out why. Thanks.

Wanda said...

That is ONE BIG RAT!!
Where's the Cheese??

Blue Wave 707 said...

Funny photo!

I heard NYC had some huge rats ...

Olivier said...

il est encore la, lui. Je le rencontre a chaque voyage a NYC, il représente pas les grévistes du service de nettoyage ?
Il est impressionnant, surtout dans l'ombre sur ta photo, on a l'impression qu'il va nous attaquer.
It is still him. I encounter each trip NYC, it is not the strikers of the cleaning service?
It is impressive, especially in the shade on your photo, the impression that he will attack us.

lv2scpbk said...

I've never seen the huge rat. Good way to catch attention. Reminds me of the saying; "I smell a rat!"

Greg C said...

Wow I learned something today. I never knew they did that. I got the picture quite nicely.

nazzareno said...

certain "industries" they are indeed as enormous mice that nourish him some blood of the workers

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I would run as far and as fast as I could from that thing......Rats, even fake ones give me the hee.bee.gee.bies!!

marley said...

They don't have this here in the UK. Its a really good idea and you've taken a great photo. Did you get him to smile by saying "Cheese"! :)

Twinville said...

Ewww! I thought I smelled a rat!

Great picture!

Gudl said...

I find that funny! What a sight!!

Moi said...

i hope the same too!!!!!

meredic said...

That is really interesting.
No never heard of it in the UK.