British Airways has won a High Court injunction blocking the 12 day cabin crew strike that would have brought Christmas to a standstill. Leaving one million travellers stuck without their share of turkey/carp or whatever it is that tickles their yuletide taste buds. BA tried to ruin Christmas.
The biggest threat to that homely tradition not from the recession, the climate change meltdown or Al-Qaeda but from the Doors to Manuals?
Why do they hate Christmas so much?
Similar to the popular song the planned strike seemed incredibly confusing -both were defended as being “symbolic”.
Some have suggested that it is a song of Christian instruction with hidden references to the basic teachings of the Christian Faith.
The “true love” mentioned in the song might not be an earthly suitor, but God Himself. And God is he shelling out: A partridge and a whole tree to go with it, dancing ladies, drum kits, chicken, gold rings, …
But where was the Christian Faith of the BA staff? Their plan to go on strike over 12 days over Christmas insanely selfish. The glee with which it was announced that almost a million people might miss out on seeing their families over Christmas heinous. BA’s cabin crew are the best-paid in Britain.
And maybe both strike and song are just that- utter nonsense.
On the 12 days of Christmas,
my true love fed me,
A partridge in a pear tree.
PARTRIDGE TERRINE SERVED WITH POACHED PEARS
Two turtle doves,
POT ROAST PIGEON
Three French hens,
Four calling birds,
FRESHLY BAKED NIGHTINGALE ROLLS
Five golden rings,
CRISPY ONION RINGS
Six geese a-laying,
POTATOES ROASTED IN GOOSE FAT
Seven swans a-swimming,
FRESHLY BAKED SWAN ROLLS
Eight maids a-milking,
A SELECTION OF MILKY CHEESES
Nine ladies dancing,
ROASTED CARROTS IN A SWEET POTATO MASH
Ten lords a-leaping,
ŻUBROWKA VODKA INFUSED WITH TAPIOCA PEARLS
Eleven pipers piping,
And Twelve drummers drumming!
MINI PAVLOVAS WITH POMEGRANATE