Hi there everyone,
Gifi is good too…
What about a little fake-pearl necklace from Eurodif? I’ll give it a go haha!
As my late mother used to say ‘a little pearl necklace will get you everywhere darling’
down here it is diamonds
I cherish my little pearl necklace
Yeah I noticed the same thing, Catharine! Glad it’s not just me!
They specialise in making assumptions about people based on appearances. I think in the UK , we have an understanding that faded aristos may own half of Scotland but still choose to dress in ancient clothes. The French do not, they assume if you’re not wearing pearls, you’re no-one!
Thank you Deirdre! That’s exactly the kind of thing I was after.
What have you got so far?
I can give you a few glib comments now but I will have to seriously think about this.
My view off the French after two decades living here now is that they are extremely selfish.
Silly things but extremely important to us from the UK - like queuing and waiting your turn for example. They have to be first wherever first may be.
It may be in the post office or a supermarket - wherever.
an example. the other night I was picking my daughter up from the train station. A woman had parked leaving illegally behind a queue of 20 honking cars
I got out of my car, politely said she was causing a huge traffice jam and she wouldn’t move. We were all waiting to pick people up
She refused to move
It didn’t matter what chaos she was causing to others
She simply wasn’t budging
At the end of they day i said if you don’t move ‘I’m calling the Police’
I don’t rant and rave like the french but in my irish french accent I am very polite
so one difference I perceive, certainly in the area, where I live, is the lack of common politeness and respect
and I know it’s not just me
but I do have a lot of positive things to say too.
hope this might help
Try Dierdre Mooney - think she should be able to give you some good comments. I’m away till next week but if you don’t get enough response, give me a shout when you get back and I’ll get some thoughts together for you! x