Posted by Jay Livingston
In the US, merchants offer prizes and discounts to customers for spending more money. Companies give bonuses to employees who bring in the most money (“cutthroat capitalism”). A café in the south of France offered this.
“Bonjour,” he said clearly.
“The RER,” I repeated, “Where can we find the RER for Paris?”
Finally, I caught on.
“Bonjour,” I said, and repeated the question.
We got to the RER, and somewhere between CDG and Châtelet, someone picked my son’s pocket.
(HT: Polly-Vous Français)