Saturday, July 31, 2010

C'est La Vie


Yesterday I was shopping in St. Tropez. I got to talking with one of the local shop ladies about being here in France.

The usual... where are you from? where are you staying? how long are you here?

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Shop Lady: How long zu stay in St. Tropez?

Me: Six weeks

Shop Lady: Zat is a long time. How do you find ze French men.

Me: Umm.. their great... I guess.

Shop Lady: Zu should take a luuvvaa while you're here!

Me: A lover? Ha! I don't think my husband would appreciate that very much.

(This of course led to the usual... You're married? But you're so young! How old are you? 25? I thought maybe 18...)

Shop Lady: Well, iz your huzband with zu here?

Me: No, he's not.

Shop Lady: Well, zen it doesn't matter! Zis is France! You take a luuvva!

Me: C'est la vie...

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PS - Lee did not appreciate this conversation. I don't believe he's real fond of the French.