vudukungfu: DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?Only in French.
DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?
jaytkay: Tillmaster: Tu travailles dans un magasin, espèce de crapaud!The author made a very good job of working the system, in the end. Very impressive.Impressive? He could have simply bought the knife on his first trip. Or his second trip.Instead he had to inconvenience some other customer in order to feel as if he had fooled some sales clerk.
Aidan: Blackneto: The Parisian's appreciate rudeness? Well fark everything about that.This is wholly ironic coming from an (assumed) American. I've been told repeatedly that Americans find Canadians politeness to be offensive and suspicious because... well they've got to be hiding something, right! They just insulted me to my face by apologizing! The nerve! Those bastards!So.... Yeah. :)
Aulus: I was in Paris the same time Jim Morrison died there, 1971. I found no rudeness to me, a 22 year old, fresh out of college. England was another matter.About the best experience in Paris was when I met up with an Oxford grad and he intorduced me to Shakespeare & Company. I farking loved that place. I bought one book on arcahic Latin inscriptions and another, a collectioon of Sophocles' plays in Greek. As I went to pay for them, the clerk, who was puffing away on a cigarette, unshaven, bad teeth and rumple, looked at my purchaces and asked in perfect English if I had learned my Greek at Cambridge, England or Cambridge, MA. I answered back, "Neither. I learned at Tallahassee, FL at Florida State." He brightened right up and said, "Amazing! My brother teaches across town at Florida A&M!"Last year, I saw a news story. That clerk was the owner and had just died. His daughter, born in 1973, now runs the place. I feel old.
Pert: Been there. Bought a knife and a tagine. No attitude. Also found Paris very polite - was even offered a free second helping of carpaccio of beef in one restaurant./realise that is an Italian dish but that was on their set menu that day//no, not tartare
cameroncrazy1984: steamingpile: No, he's right shops are where stuff is made and us usually proceeded by what they make, there is a differenceThat's crap. There is no difference. Cheese shops don't necessarily make cheese.
Aidan: I've been told repeatedly that Americans find Canadians politeness to be offensive and suspicious because... well they've got to be hiding something, right!
JonnyBGoode: So basically the secret is to be the first one to act like an arrogant, pompous ass. I'll remember that next time I go to France.
jaytkay: They guy asked for of a knife was designed to cut roasts, and the clerk showed him a better choice.ZOMG, how rude!
Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?
DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad frog!" at people like that?
calbert: 9/13/2006timely find subby.
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