Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The French are rude everywhere

The French have a reputation, deserved or not, for being less than friendly to foreigners who visit their lovely country. According to a recent poll, the French also have a reputation as being some of the worst tourists in the world. Conversely, my compatriots are big spenders and tippers (no surprise there). However I do wonder about Americans being listed as worst dressed when the Britons are amongst the best dressed tourists. Clearly I’ve been running into the wrong Brits abroad… Read about the best and worst tourists here.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I haven’t posted much lately, because on top of being with the Brit who had his wisdom teeth pulled I’ve been trying to find a new apartment. It’s been hectic and far from hassle-free. Details to come later….

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Go away

I was at the bus stop on my way home when some guy starts chatting me up. He tried to get my number at the moment the bus arrived. I thought I was “safe” but no…he followed me onto the bus!

He continued trying to chat me up and get my number for a couple of stops. I was trying to be polite, but I ended up telling him that I don’t give my number to strangers. He must've understood that I was a lost cause, because he finally left me alone and got off the bus.

Guys – here’s a tip. If a girls doesn’t seem interested, she probably isn’t. So don’t push it.