I wish every American

(I can only speak for my compatriots,

possibly other travellers should also take heed)

would realize the French way is one of politesse and cordiality,

a formality that has long been lost in this country.

We have instant ‘friendships’

and first-naming

and then we never hear from those people again.

In France, one is not invited to a French home

until the relationship has progressed.


Parisians Rude? Pas Du Tout!




~ by eaesthete on 04/07/09.

One Response to “Overheard”

  1. Maybe they’re just shy. That would suit me perfectly.

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