You know, I’ve been sitting here the past few weeks watching the housing market continue to go in the crapper, throwing doubt on our plans to break ground on the Winery next spring.
I’ve thought a lot about our options, creative financing and the general direction of the economy. It’s all pretty dull and really just so much ineffectual navel gazing.
But I’ve had an epiphany!
What I should be doing is setting fire to the nearest police car!
Dateline: MONTPELLIER, France
Winemakers in southern France have burned two police cars and vandalized supermarkets during protests to demand government aid.
Vintners in the Languedoc-Roussillon region have been protesting plummeting prices for their wines as well as rising fuel costs.
A regional official, Cyrille Schott, said that protesters broke windows at the courthouse in the city of Montpellier. In nearby Montagnac, protesters wielding baseball bats chased police officers from their vehicles and set the cars on fire, he added.
Interior Minister MichÃ¨le Alliot-Marie said the protesters had tried to burn a police car carrying six officers, the newspaper Le Figaro reported on its Web site.
“That is called attempted homicide,” she said, adding that the authorities would investigate.
Come to think of it, a few sticks of properly placed dynamite could probably do wonders for all the unsold housing inventory in California. Imagine the possibilities!
Thanks for the inspiration southern France winemakers!