Tourist: “Where are you from?”. Me: “Milwaukee, Wisconsin”. Tourist: “Wow, your English is like REALLY good”.
The Parisians upon seeing that it has dipped under 60 degrees, and you are STILL not wearing your hat, mittens and 15-layered scarf.
When my Parisian neighbor literally turned his base and volume up when I very gently asked if he could turn it down at 2am…
Just received an envelope from immigration. Inside? My working papers.
My reaction to the waiter that refused to serve me a cheese plate with a Pastis because “en France, ca ne se fait pas”.
When the Parisian man stopped only to laugh at me after watching me slip and fall in a big pile of Parisian dog doo.
Not fitting into a JAM PACKED metro only to see after that the aisles are completely clear
Coming back after a national holiday, and listening to the French complain that their next vacation isn’t for another five whole weeks…
Seeing French men exercising in the park… in their jeans…
When tourists ask me if I know where the Eiffel Tower is
Making the mistake of asking a French sales person if these pants look good on you…
When the doctor said to me “wow, your weight is amazing for an American”
Monday morning metro prep.
A good whiff of the metro during the August heat waves
Call the Vatican, it’s a proper miracle. Finding out I got a CDI in the fashion industry.