Ok I have to vent about my one huge pet peeve about French men...the inability to find a private spot to take a pee! Now I for one have zero problem with using Mother Nature as your toilet! But come on let's get real!! Can they really not wait for a less public spot? Just today I saw two men triangulating at the side of the road obviously with absolutely no shame. The worst was at the glass recycling center. I was on my way to the store and decided to drop some used clothes at the bin in Baillargues next to the glass recycling center. Now let me paint you a picture...there is a round about and just in a little niche is a small place to pull off the rond point and drop your recyclables. Well some older guy...definitely old enough to have some shame...stopped there and was peeing ON THE GLASS BIN!! I decided to shame him and pulled up anyway to drop off the clothes. He didn't bat an eye...didn't hurry up...didn't care!!
My "favorite" time was when I was at Celia's soccer match on a Saturday afternoon...full daylight...and we were leaving to go to the parking lot with the rest of the parents and kids and not three feet to the right of the gate...up against the fence with nothing to offer some privacy...was a doof just whizzing away. You just gotta wonder sometimes!! Do they have an incredible incontinence issue or what!!??
Okay...pet peeve catharsis has begun!
20 January 2010
17 January 2010
Priorité à droit...one of our favorite driving rules here in France! It has to be the craziest and least logical laws on the books.
This gives the right of way to motorists turning onto the road you are on, and in the direction you are traveling, from the right. The exceptions are if the junction is marked by a stop sign, traffic light or solid white line, as well as roundabouts, where cars to your left have the right-of-way.
The more aggressive drivers do not wait for you to give the prioirty, they take it at full speed. If by chance you hit them, it is your fault. French drivers also seem to be taken by surprise by this law as well...I have been a passenger where they have almost hit a car forcefully taking the priority!On the other hand, I have come to a full stop to give the right of way and the other driver has sat and looked at me as if my law abiding behavior has totally taken them by surprise.
Basically, with this law there is just no winning!!
Posted by A Faigle in France at 1/17/2010 08:23:00 PM
11 January 2010
Posted by A Faigle in France at 1/11/2010 09:42:00 PM
06 January 2010
Yesterday I was reading the little daily newspaper that Nathan and Celia pick up on their way to school. In it was the ads for businesses for sale. One that caught my eye was for a sandwich shop. The selling point in the briefly worded ad was that it is normally closed on Saturday and Sunday and there is normally four weeks of annual closure for the vacation. Quality of life above all else!!
Posted by A Faigle in France at 1/06/2010 02:35:00 PM
03 January 2010
Posted by A Faigle in France at 1/03/2010 07:26:00 PM