What I have learned in France

4 Feb

So I have been in France for two weeks now. This enlightening cultural experience has taught me several important things. Including the French term for studded boots, and if you know me, you understand how crucial this is for my vocabulary. For the record it’s “les bottes à clous.” But otherwise I have learned the following:

Don’t eat gyros in your room. This should be self explanatory. If you eat Greek food in your room, your room will smell like Greek food. I learned this the hard way.

Unfortunately 14 year old French boys will always dress better than American men. It’s called accessorizing, guys. And wearing pants that fit properly.

Apparently to parallel park properly, you must hit the car behind you, but only after hitting the car in front of you.

Always walk back the way you came. Unless you are Jim Richtman, then you might be okay.

And I also learned how to open a bottle of wine with a shoe and a knife, so I’m practically a French citizen… Or a desperate American. Whatever.

2 Responses to “What I have learned in France”

  1. Aaron Trovato (@trovatoam) February 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Does opening wine with your shoe involve placing the bottle in your shoe and then banging said shoe with wine bottle into a wall repeatedly? If so… I know this trick… if not… I’d like to learn.

  2. jackie van dewater February 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    What an experience you are having! Stay safe! Love GMom

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