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(FX Cuisine)   Wannabe chef travels to Dehillerin, the 'Mecca for Chefs around the world' for centuries, and is promptly told he's a moron. Multiple times. And laughed at. By the staff. Guess the nation   (fxcuisine.com) divider line 24
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2013-01-12 01:46:40 PM  
7 votes:

vudukungfu: DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?

Only in French.


Yelling that in German would suffice, I think...
2013-01-12 01:45:45 PM  
3 votes:

DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?


Only in French.
2013-01-12 02:14:07 PM  
2 votes:
Sure. This gets greened but not my breaking news link to the story about the execution of Saddam Hussein.

Way to go, modmins.
2013-01-12 01:58:54 PM  
2 votes:

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.



i77.photobucket.com

"I don't appreciate your ruse..."
2013-01-12 01:52:33 PM  
2 votes:
"dented" knife?

LOL

serrated. what a farking retard.
2013-01-12 01:51:08 PM  
2 votes:
They guy asked for of a knife was designed to cut roasts, and the clerk showed him a better choice.

ZOMG, how rude!
2013-01-12 01:49:55 PM  
2 votes:
The Parisian's appreciate rudeness? Well fark everything about that.
2013-01-12 01:09:42 PM  
2 votes:
9/13/2006

timely find subby.
2013-01-13 05:48:32 AM  
1 votes:

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. :)


But not from our lessors, like service employees! In fact, we should import Canadians to fill all of our service positions.
2013-01-13 02:55:52 AM  
1 votes:

DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad!" at people like that?


No, I just short everything French and then stock my cellar with everything not French. It's working pretty well, if you peruse the latest figures.
2013-01-12 10:32:50 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Shakespeare & Company. Quite possibly my favorite book shop on the planet. I had an amazing discussion there with a total stranger for two hours, ranging over science and mythology and numerous other things that, when I'd left the shop with my purchases, made me happier than any discussion I'd had for a year previous. Good gads, 2005. I need to go back to Paris.
2013-01-12 08:21:57 PM  
1 votes:

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


I'm actually in Paris right now as I type this, on a weekend away from or home in Spain. While I never went into this store, I have found it to be a great city full of very friendly folks. I feel bad because while I know Spanish, and my wife knows Spanish and German for when we go there, neither of us speak a lick of French.

But the people are very patient, friendly to a fault, waiters are playful with my kids, and altogether opposite of every stereotype attributed to French people in America. I haven't even seen any mimes t be annoyed by. And I actually WANTED to see one dang it.
2013-01-12 07:47:42 PM  
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: steamingpile: No, he's right shops are where stuff is made and us usually proceeded by what they make, there is a difference

That's crap. There is no difference. Cheese shops don't necessarily make cheese.


He begs to differ:

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/would you like to come back to my place?
2013-01-12 03:30:07 PM  
1 votes:
I have never found NYC or Paris pedestrians being rude when asking for directions.
Several places in Paris have chips on their shoulders when dealing with Americans. For obvious reasons.
I will never forget a late breakfast at a Paris cafe where an apparently well loved local cat jumped up on my table. As the waiter came to remove him, I waived him off asking for a fresh plate to share and whatever he thought the cat might like. I was immediately told to turn over my plate, and a fresh one was made for me.
They also brought out a small salmon fillet for the cat, which was placed on the table. The cat allowed me a taste. I was told that there would be no charge. The waiter got one heck of a tip.
2013-01-12 03:27:04 PM  
1 votes:

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!


I'm sorry you've had to deal with morons.
Not all Americans are farking sociopathic idiots, but there are enough of them.
2013-01-12 03:04:13 PM  
1 votes:

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.


That's sure to get you horrible service, in France they are the most helpful and knowledgeable in their stores. If you have a question or preference just ask and they can make a recommendation, in a supply store like this obviously was, they will not cater to the non-professional wasting their time. There are plenty of other stores they can go to without bothering a store that someone saw on the travel channel.
2013-01-12 02:40:35 PM  
1 votes:
My mother used to go into that store. She was well known in the culinary world, but also would have to be really insulting to the staff right back until she got service. One of my memories was her telling me (in French, loudly)  that she was tired of the vermin, I was in charge of the usual insult dance. I pinned a salesman against the end of an isle, and started off with (the translation was "you f**king ketchup lover") and the man was providing service. He told me that it was the worst insult he ever heard from an American.
2013-01-12 02:04:40 PM  
1 votes:
I would love to visit a store like that, as I love to cook and I am sure that they have a lot of things that I need that I would only need the moment I first saw it. Nor would I go in acting like some dumb-ass tourist. If, however, they treated me as such I would start taking pictures of items that I liked and when they asked why, I said I would but it at half the cost on the internet.
2013-01-12 02:04:21 PM  
1 votes:

jaytkay: They guy asked for of a knife was designed to cut roasts, and the clerk showed him a better choice.

ZOMG, how rude!


Hey, if I want to cut beef roasts with a fish knife, then by god I will.
2013-01-12 02:01:22 PM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?


The same reason that guy from Rush thinks he needs 97 pieces. Makes him feel better about not having talent.
2013-01-12 01:59:33 PM  
1 votes:
Ireland?

What do I win?

/click
2013-01-12 01:58:51 PM  
1 votes:
Chen Kinichi rarely used more than that one big knife. Why do foodies think they need more than a pro?
2013-01-12 01:58:30 PM  
1 votes:

DuncanMhor: Anybody else want to scream "You work in a shop, you arrogant little toad frog!" at people like that?


over the line?
2013-01-12 01:44:04 PM  
1 votes:

calbert: 9/13/2006

timely find subby.


About as fresh as le poisson rouge found in a Parisian bouillabaisse.
 
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