Grub first, then ethics
May 1, 2008 § 1 Comment
Appropriately enough, on this May Day a certain unnamed Montreal university finds itself deep in the mire of a protracted labour strike. The normally docile campus is veritably throbbing with bad faith, as an ever-expanding cadre of high-ranking administrators subjects the thin bonds of collegiality to a campaign of repression and reprisal that reeks faintly of desperation. These are, if nothing else, interesting times.
Meanwhile, I am still awaiting my student loan, which should have arrived weeks ago and which, in a slightly more perfect world, I would have no need of. My friends have been quick with kindness, buying drinks they know I can’t afford and offering far more than that, all while politely ignoring the discomfort that tongue-ties my gratitude. Still, today, I am seething with intensities and disappointments that feel electric under my skin. I’m in good company, at least.