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Old 06-08-2019, 09:38 AM
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Funny thing happened on my first trip to Paris: a guy stopped me and asked me a question in French. I answered in my best French, "Sorry, I don't understand you; I don't speak French very well." Again, he asked me something in French. Again, I told him I didn't understand. He asked me a third time, becoming very agitated. I repeated myself, also very agitated. We were almost about to come to blows, when I asked, "Do you speak English?"

Turned out, the guy was another American tourist who didn't speak much French. We had each assumed the other was a rude Parisian.