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Dang French...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capman2k, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Capman2k

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    I delivered a bottle of wine to a room tonight... a room occupied by a French family... None of them spoke English... The room reeked of French people... And I got a $1 tip for walking across the hotel grounds with a $30 bottle of wine... :mad: :doah:

    So not only are they back-stabbing snobs, but they're terrible tippers on top of that :rolleyes:
     
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    I hope you took them a bottle of Ripple................
     
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    Wife started yesterday as a desk clerk at a hotel. i hope she likes and keeps the job. but anyway just saw your post about your job as you do from time to time.
     
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    I like to talk about my job and all the idiots I encounter :D
     
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    If she has a sense of humor, and has the ability to stand there and smile while being yelled at because someone doesn't like the rate and would rather stand there and complain and get pissed off at a stranger behind a counter who doesn't care than take their cheap ass, walk out the door, and go to another hotel, she'll do fine :D

    Or she could probably get away with having a pissed off look on her face, and being extremely rude to those people from the moment they start being jerks, like most of us at the Little America front desk can... I've been told to "use good judgement" and don't take more crap than is reasonable... So therefore, at a certain point, it's alright for me to say something back to them, or just walk away from them leaving them to whine to the OTHER desk clerk, who by that time is already pissed at them because they're treating their coworker like crap...............
     
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    yeah, the French pretty much suck. IMO, the only french people worth spit were their revolutionaries. Unfortunately for us all, those types of Frenchmen pretty much got killed off between the two WWs. What was left over was a bunch of cowardly ungrateful socialists. Its hard to argue that the same teritory being ran by the Germans would be a bad thing...

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    Cheese eating surrender monkeys.
     
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    What did they smell like?
     
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    French people I encounter seem to have a common stench... The best way to explain it would be to not bathe or wear clean clothes or wear deodorant for a couple days... That and smoke a few packs of cigarettes...
     
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    Europeans are notoriously bad tippers. Why, because they are used to the gratuity being included in the price. I like bashing the frogs as much as the next guy, but just as we like to remind them we saved their butts twice, if it weren’t for the French our whole Revolution may have failed. Anyway, just an opinion from someone who is getting ready for a trip overseas and trying to learn their customs & language.
     
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    If you order a steak rare, it's raw. If you order it well done, It's burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. They don't cook meat very well. Don't ask for french fries or french dressing either. They will just look at you funny. The wine is bitter, but easy to get used to. Say Vwala a lot. Don't order pizza. It will come with weird stuff like tuna under the cheese. Mc Donnalds still sucks. They still think Quicksilver is trendy. The rabbits in the store were killed by a hillbilly frenchy and his dog in a field off the side of the road (that's as true as the rest). Milk doesn't have to be refridgerated until you open it. Go to the store late at night and get the bread they are making for the next day. It's really good fresh, but they like it (and generaly sell it) hard as a rock the next day. House dressing is always the best choice for salad. Bring dog food for the homeless peoples dogs. Cars don't wait for you to clear the road when the light turns green. Motorcycles will pass you on one lane roads. When they kick their foot at you, it's to say thank you for moving over not piss off. New drivers will have a big A (i think) on the back of their cars. WATCH OUT FOR THEM. Never use the outside lane in a roundabout unless you are going to the very next exit, the guy on the inside lane WILL ram you. If you go to a club and are sitting on the ground drunk and happen to glance up and see up a french girls skirt, they will kick you in the head just like american girls. There are more gay and transvestite clubs than straight clubs. The playstation games will not work on your playstation. Don't let the hot girl that knocks on your hotel room door inside. They will rob you blind. Don't get a room on the bottom floor, the gypsies will rob you too. Seconed floor too if the roof from a wing is near your window. Don't ware any "american" clothes.
     
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    Bingo. In some European countries, it's considered rude to offer a gratuity.
     
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    R U sure they weren't French Canadian? They are the WORST for treating people good and tipping for services. Also, they will NOT speak English unless they absolutely have to. I base these comments off personal experience with MANY French Canadians. I informed my boss that I will not go there again. Period. I got treated like crap too many times when I was sent to fix THEIR mistakes in the first place. :shame:
     
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    No question they helped... of course it was mainly because they didn't like England... but in any case they did help us then. Of course, the guys that helped us were those French Revolution types I mentioned earlier... and pretty much all of those kinds of Frenchmen died fighting the Germans. Additionally, it was the presense of the French navy that did more for us than anything else... they didn't really lose to many men (compared to US losses in WWI and II).

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    Hey Google, I'm actually going to Spain. Any advice for there?
     
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    j, No doubt about that, the Britts & French continued to fight on for a couple years after our Revolution was finished. That blockade was huge considering our lack of a "proper" navy at the time.
     
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    yeah... I'd put their aid to us during the Revolution on par with our aid to them during WWI. It was "scale tipping" aid, as opposed to "total butt saving" aid. WWII on the other hand...

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    Most of the French people I have met mostly smelt like ass, BO and nicotine!
     
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    My soccer coach during my junior and senior year of highschool was a frog and we hated him. He was a creapy wanker and not a very good coach. And yes, he ALWAYS reeked of coffee and cigarettes. He was also married to an Amazon...
     

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