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Reflections from a Swede in Norway.

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Empty shelves

Published: Friday 2004-05-21.

Even though I do buy my groceries from a shop in the Coop chain, which is not affected by the transport strike, their shelves are also empty when I visit the shop on Friday night. I can understand that people who normally shop elsewhere, where they are out of goods, go there instead, but I still get sort of an “eastern Europe” feeling from seeing the emptied shelves everywhere. Oh well, it isn’t a catastrophe since I do have a buffer in fridge and freezer, I got my milk cartons and can wait for the next shipment of goods tomorrow.

At least the brewery strike didn’t last for as long. I saw a bit of beer hoarding before the holiday, on Wednesday, and apparently there was a significant surge in the cross-border shopping in Sweden yesterday when the Norwegian grocery shops were closed. Just imagine the horrors of a couple of weeks without beer...

The journalists’ strike continues, and from Monday it will be escalated with, among others, the newspaper I subscribe to on the week-ends. But it seems that Anders’ prediction has come true, the sale of foreign newspapers have increased substantially while the Norwegian journalists have been on strike.

I guess the best thing to do is just to smile and enjoy the nice weather.

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  • Datum: 2004-05-27 23.53.30 CEST
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
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Har strejkerna börjat ebba ut än, eller kommer din mataffär att införa ransoneringskort snart?

  • Datum: 2004-05-28 06.54.47 CEST
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
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Strejken tog slut i måndags, lagom till det var slut på det mesta...

  • Datum: 2004-05-28 15.56.26 CEST
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
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Så nu finns det både mat, dryck och tidningar igen, att döma av att norska tidningar publicerar nyheter på Internet? Inte blev det strejk bland de kommunalanställda i Oslo heller ser jag. Då borde de flesta vara nöjda just nu. En bekant till mig mumlade något om att hans arbetsplats var strejkvarslad, men jag vet inte riktigt vilken det är och har inte heller läst något i tidningen om konflikter.

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