Mike Beversluis

Sunday, January 07, 2007

C;est so paris!

I guess there's something to be said for leaning into the punch: How to cop a Parisian attitude... Let me think - DC would have:
  1. When driving in the left lane, flashing your headlights at the person in front of you, even though traffic is completely packed ahead and even if they get out of your way you won't be able to go any faster.
  2. Driving slow in the left lane.
  3. Saying "EXCUSE ME" through clenched teeth as you brush aside tourists who are standing in the left on a Metro escalator.

Hmmm, I don't think Americans are a gestural as the French (and one million times less than the Italians), so you'd have to do a lot more eye-rolling and sighing to indicate your impatience, disdain, superiority, aversion, etc.

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