Hey Hollywood, can we have the classic makeover montage, but instead of a tomboy being forced into a dress and makeup, they put on a nice suit?
Like, imagine you’ve got this teen girl who always wears basketball shorts, sweat pants, ripped and baggy jeans, hoodies, etc.
But this girl wants the popular, head cheerleader to notice her. So her friends gather and giver her a makeover. She walks out of the closet (heh) wearing nice slacks, a button down shirt, maybe with suspenders or a tie, and her messy mop of hair that usually covers her eyes is cut and slicked back so it frames her face better.
- when we vote, we have to show our elector card to someone, walk to a long table with a lot of little piles of pieces of paper with the name of each candidate written on it and an envelop. then we get into a little cabine, close the curtains, put the piece of paper with our favourite candidate inside of the envelop, get to a second long table with a big glass box and put the envelop inside through a little hole on the top and when it falls inside someone says “a voté”.
- there is a part of paris called châtelet les halles (after the subway station names), it’s a whole bunch of shops and it became a joke because it’s like the best escape room you’ll ever see. you WILL get lost.
- we are often on strike or organizing national walks to protest against stuff. the rest of the world seems to think it’s amazing but really your feet hurt and you yell slogans and you have no idea where we’re going and you’ve lost your friend.
- our former justice minister, rachida dati, had a kid a few years ago. not only she came back to work 5 days later, but she gave birth as a single mother and we had no idea who the dad was. she sued a guy for child support when the girl was 3 and won only last year.
- not gonna talk for very long about nicolas sarkozy bc big poo poo but he got himself a raise of 172%, got a divorce, married a popular italian singer/model known for her nude photos and got bad fame after rudely telling off a citizen.
- since we are so awkward and private, we tend to look away from beggars, people having fights, parents hitting their kids. the average french will never react to anything other than in their head.
- from paris you can be in dublin, barcelona, berlin, porto, copenhagen, palermo or budapest in less than 2h20 (plane) and in london in 2h30 (eurostar).
- we don’t ever tip because people are paid enough. we never have several jobs at the same time, i don’t even know if it would be legal.
- we kiss a lot of people on the cheeks : friends, family, coworkers, friends of friends (literally sometimes people you have never met and will never see again). we shake hands with the boss, clients and professionals.
- this bit from astérix et obélix contre cléopâtre.