For one thing, no garbage pick-up. Or as they say in the UK, no rubbish collection. Technically it was only a national two-day strike on July 16th and 17th of last week; however, when "your" pick-up day is the day that the workers are striking, well...that's just a load of trash (excuse the pun).
So, I am ever hopeful that trash pick-up will occur this week, as it is becoming a bit insightly on the west side of Chiswick. Thankfully, not too smelly yet!
And for those of you asking, "Why are the workers striking"? For a 2.45% pay increase.