You have to put up with it once in awhile.

This song came into my head this morning, what with the announcement that GE is leaving the state.  The circumstances aren’t quite as bad, the writing has been on the wall a lot longer, and the pull out will take a lot longer; but GE was an icon of Connecticut’s manufacturing sector, in much the same way that SYSCO was in Cape Breton.  And for all that Connecticut’s industry is but a shadow of itself, there are a lot of proud people and proud companies making some very interesting products still (look up Aerospace Alley, also known as aerospace components for another, non-GE example).  So this is for them, a bit of angry sympathy out of PEI.