Whenever things get too French for my liking, I now just say "Foux du fa fa fa" and everything turns out fine. Like yesterday when I foolishly decided to take the Métro to the pool during the transit strike. My stop is the first on the line, so I didn't really appreciate how bad it would get (but it got very bad). People were having shouting matches and fist-fights trying to get on the train basically the entire way there (foux de fa fa). On the way back I had to wait 50 minutes for a train to come (foux du fa fa fa), and when it did come, it was impossible to get on (foux de fa fa). So I ended up walking home for almost two hours (foux du fa fa fa).