I have a little bit of a sore throat, but who am I going to bitch to, I’m unemployed in Paris- no one feels my pain.
This morning the electrician came to fix the little mistake that may have been caused by the iPod speakers. This “little” mistake amounted to $2,000 dollars- In keeping with the French tradition I admitted no fault.
We walked to the American University in Paris, located in the 7th arrondissement, Kelly met with admissions while I sat on a bench and read. Afterwards we walked to the nearby American Library. There is a subscription price of about 100 euros for the year to belong to this library, but books are very expensive here and they seem to have a pretty good lecture series/ collection. Unfortunately, the library was closed- we will need to investigate further tomorrow.
While walking across a busy intersection, with many others I might add, A Postal Truck became impatient and started to come into the cross walk. The driver lurched his truck close enough to me that I had to jump out of the way while smacking the front of the truck with my hand. He said something in French and I told him to “Fuck off.” I am not doing my part to aid French/ U.S. relations. I need a good retort in French for the next time this happens. I believe you can refer to someone as a “punta de merde” (whore of shit) to express the same sentiment, but that might be a little extreme and I may get beat up. Any suggestions?
The day is beautiful, cool and blue skies. This is a nice street view I took today as we strolled about enjoying the lovely weather. We happen to run into two Parisians who were enjoying the beautiful day from their windows.