Thursday, July 03, 2008

Today is a little cooler than it has been. I stroll down to the American Library to continue my masterpiece- ready to remove the bodies that have littered the front porch. My backpack contains my lunch and my computer. My intention is to walk right into the library and begin editing; instead I pass the entrance and make my way to the Champs de Mars. Near the base of the Eiffel Tower, in the very slim shadow of a sickly tree I eat my lunch. An impromptu picnic with a cast of hundreds providing the entertainment.

A young American couple are taking pictures of each other in front of the Eiffel Tower- being from the midwest, I offer to help.

Misplaced: Do you want a picture together?
Couple: Thank you! We are on our honeymoon.
Misplaced: Congratulations.
(I take the camera and the guy explains the basics)
Misplaced: One Two Three. (snap)
Couple: You speak English very well.
Misplaced (confused)....Thank you.

All and all not a bad way to spend a Thursday.


Mark said...

They're going to go home and convince all their friends that the French are "just like you and me!"

LDP said...

I've been meaning to tell you that for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Looks like "Misplaced conratulations" when they said they were married! ha ha

Karyn said...

Love it.

avec amy said...

I have the opposite experience, sadly, I'm always confused for a tourist!