WWII info -
Glad you enjoyed
My English improved a lot at high school reading Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the 3rd Reich" An awesome narrative. There are modern treatments that are more informative, especially the ones incorporating info from the Soviet archives that were opened after the fall of the Soviet Union. The history of the war on the eastern front was incomplete before that. I read "When Titans Clashed" from Glantz when I was in the US
Okay. Interesting. I've only been to Paris once but I didn't find this and I know that I make grammatical mistakes and that I have an anglo accent. I found people pleasant and helpful. Maybe I was just oblivious to the rudeness.
The people in Northern France were very pleasant too.
People in the Flanders area (Lille) were very friendly for me as well. I didn't have problems in Paris or other parts of France apart from Metz either.
Paris is an amazing city (worth the hype) but too bad about some of the Parisians who have to ruin the experience: many of them are such utter snobs.
I once asked a coca cola but I pronounced the coca cola the English way:
Me: Un coca cola, s.v.p.
Parisian snob (lifts one eyebrow up) Je ne comprends pas. C'est quoi que vous voulez?
Me: Un coca, s.v.p. (pronounced the French way)
Parisian knurft: Ah oui, un coca
I've talked about this before but I once had a spaghetti bolognaise in some French bistro and I was eating most of it with a spoon (you know, curling the spaghetti with your fork in the spoon) but for the last bit, I grabbed my knife and ate the rest with fork and knife.
Another Parisian knurft approaches me with the message that "spaghetti isn't eaten with knife and fork, it's eaten with spoon and fork"
I was tempted to drop my knife and fork and start eating the rest of it with my hands but I decided against it and just continued with the knife and fork.
although Hilde has a history of this
just ask the old scot grannie who burnt her toast when she was here
I think he picked Llodra thinking at Tipsy
I had no problem with the French when I was there
Their rudeness can't surpass mine
Still remember how I told the waiter to take the f***ing bouillabaisse from the front of my eyes and to bring me a steak and then sent him to roast it properly. Twice
The brought me a steak that would fit Count Dracula perfectly in Lyon. But I was too shy to ask them to roast it more since I ordered it raw to begin with.
It's so cold tonight.
I blame all of you for your envious remarks.
Excellent night yesterday and great weather today, it was bright sunny, 11C. I think we got spoiled during November.
The boots must be clean, St Nicholas comes tonight to leave presents and sweets in them
Petru is a legend. I didn't know about that custom, for us it is St. Basil bringing gifts to kids (January 1st).