May 1st is International Workers’ Day. I think it’s a good day not to work either as a way to mark the importance of the workers of the world, or as a symbolic protest at how the workers are being royally screwed. Either way it’s a day that amounts to more than maypoles, though they have their place. I have often contrived to down tools on 1st May even when I worked in the USA where vacation time could be a measly two weeks… after the first year. Up the workers.
Photo taken in a local launderette. This is one tired (from over work) machine.