Those Frenchies

May 14, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Posted in Being Random, Link-o-rama | Leave a comment

Tongue-in-cheek reasons why the Brits hate the Froggies (Telegraph)

9. Because they’re allergic to customer service

In
London eateries, it takes an average 3.4 minutes to get a glass of
water once a waiter has been alerted; in Paris it takes 17.9 minutes.

[Yeah. By the time the hotel fixed the problem I was checking out the next morning]

10. Because they’re rude


The “Paris
Syndrome” is a medically recognised type of depression which afflicts
foreign visitors, caused by the sustained rudeness of French people to
outsiders.

[I've experienced that one before. Nicest people I met in Paris were two Englishmen]

19. Because of their incessant wining

Does
France still make the best wine? Not if you go by the infamous Paris
Wine Tasting of 1976, when an English wine merchant organised a “blind”
tasting before a jury of French experts. To their horror, they rated
Californian wines as winners in both the red and white wine categories.
The French press first denied any tasting had happened, then claimed
the results were fixed.

[Strangely I don't drink French wines. Mine are mostly new world wines or German ones. German grapes would own French grapes any day, because the French ones would just surrender]

21. Because they took the cow pat… and turned it into a hat

Well, that’s what the beret is, isn’t it?

[That's a good one]

26. Because the French health service is the best in the world

However,
during a 2003 heat wave, the French health services, rated as a “world
best” by the WHO, failed to prevent the deaths of 16,300 elderly people.

[It is amazing how they screwed that one up]

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