Don't get me wrong. I hate tube strikes as much as the next commuter. It was just such a pleasant surprise that it wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be! Come to think of it, despite all the newspaper reports that London was paralysed, it would seem that quite a few other people had the same experience I did.
Still, having lived in this country for over 2 1/2 years now, I'm actually really glad I grew up in a place without any proper unions.