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Soyez polis et payez moins!

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Soyez polis et payez moins!

theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/11/french-caf…

Raised a smile from me (a fairly rare occurence)

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1. Re: Soyez polis et payez moins!

Got an outright chuckle from me (also rare) and so glad to hear you are smiling, Pericoloso.

Too bad we can't have banners as headers on TA pages, because this would make a great Paris forum banner.

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Got a smile out of me, too - thanks Pericoloso!

And this morning, I saw the bus driver refuse to sell a ticket until the tourist said "Bonjour"...he kept repeating, "Bonjour, Monsieur" and holding up traffic, until the guy finally got the idea. Classic moment in Paris. Unfortunately, he didn't get a discount for his ticket, though...

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yes, my husband once forgot to greet a bus driver before asking 'does this bus go back to the train station?' and the bus driver just closed the door and drove off. husband was a little shocked then said 'dxxn, I forgot to say Bonjour!!', lol

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i sort of smiled. those around me thought I was passing wind but really it was a half smile!

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Maybe those of us who live in the US should follow the French people on this act of politeness. And, in France - "merci", Bonjour (Madame or Monsieur)" and " s'il vous plaît" play a big part in how we Americans are perceived. Politeness is returned with politeness.

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Mt!

wow!

ur not living the ´politenesś of French people everyday!

there is a reason why they felt obliged to do this in the cafe.

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7. Re: Soyez polis et payez moins!

Actually, I kind of got the idea that the sign wasn't aimed at just tourists.

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Excellent ! Merci.

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9. Re: Soyez polis et payez moins!

Very nice. Merci beaucoup!

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10. Re: Soyez polis et payez moins!

Bonjour, Pericoloso!

Tres bien, encore s'il vous plait.

Merci mille fois merci.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIWW5nmjidE

I should be getting a free coffee :-)