I was supposed to go to the opera to see Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, a lengthy and high-cultural-value affair lasting 4.5 hours. It is an opera about master singers, and a comedy, so I was really looking forward to the auditory spectacle and the sheer delight. Very enlightened, very fancy, very grown-up and moved-to-Paris of me.
There is a national strike today, over some new labor laws, which includes theater technicians. So the opera was cancelled because of a strike.
Even more French!
This post's theme word is inveigh, "to complain or protest with great hostility." The octogenarian-filled queue to exchange tickets at the opera was grumbly but did not inveigh.