A fun little tidbit –
Advice For U.S Citizens Visiting France
The following advice for American travelers going to France and it is intended as a guide for American travelers only.
France is a medium-sized foreign country situated in the continent of Europe to the left of Germany. It is an important member of the world community, though not nearly as important as it thinks it is. Among its contributions to western civilisation are champagne, camembert cheese, French fries, the guillotine and an unsanitary method of kissing.
One continuing exasperation for American visitors is that local people insist on speaking in French, but will become immediately enraged should visitors try.
The French people are temperamental, argumentative, proud, arrogant, aloof and undisciplined. These are their good points.
The French are aware that they have garlic & cheese halitosis, and it has caused them to perfect the dismissive shrug instead of conversation.
Men often have girls’ names like Jean, Marie are Michel, and they kiss each other when they meet.
Let’s face it, no matter how much garlic you put on it, a snail is just a slug with a shell on its back. Croissants on the other hand, are excellent, although it is impossible for most Americans to pronounce this word.
France has more holidays than any other nation on Earth. Among its 361 national holidays are: 197 Saints’ days, 37 National Liberation Days, 16 Declaration of Republic Days, 54 Return of Charles de Gaulle In-triumph-as-if-he-won-the-war-single-handed Days, 18 Napoleon Sent Into Exile Days, 17 Napoleon Called Back From Exile Days, and 2 France-is-Great-and-the-Rest-of-the-World-is-Rubbish Days.
In general, France is a safe destination, although travellers must be aware that from time to time it is invaded by Germany. Traditionally, the French surrender immediately and, apart from a temporary shortage of Jack Daniels life for the American visitor generally goes on much as before.
A tunnel connecting France to Britain beneath the English channel has been opened in recent years, to make it easier for the French government to flee to London during future German invasions.
Should there be a war while visiting, don’t worry about the Germans, but the French – if you see them coming, run like hell.