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DrewI am a thirty something married gay boy living in Sydney, almost on top of the gay scene but not in it! Why Sometimes blue?, because I love blue, but also I am sometimes blue :)
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Musings on Paris

My second full day in Paris has been particuarly busy with visits to most of the major museums and tourist attractions.

Paris is a lovely city and may be the number one tourist destination in the world, but my God the Parisians need to learn some manners and service ethics!

So far I have been ignored, walked away from, shoved and generally treated rudely by the very people who depend on the tourism dollar.

It may seem incredible, but actually giving someone a menu in a restaurant, or taking there order within 30 minutes of sitting down is in the rest of the world normal.  

I do find the whole attitude thing of many of the people working in Paris in the service industry to be laughable.  Yes Paris has a lot going for it, the museums and monuments are amazing but the service (or lack thereof) ethic really lets the entire place down.

We have one full day left in paris tomorrow and then I am off to the south of the UK for a couple of days and the boy is off to the US where I will meet him this time next week.

We are hoping the weather is better tomorrow as we will do the Eiffel Tower and have a final standard tourist experience!

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At Sat Sep 29, 08:55:00 AM EST, Blogger RGB said...

I have been to the Eiffel tower twice and it's been raining both times! I hope that you have better luck than I did.

At Sat Sep 29, 08:53:00 PM EST, Blogger tornwordo said...

The french always treat you like it's a priveledge sitting in the restaurant. Service is like an afterthought, lol.

At Tue Oct 02, 02:00:00 AM EST, Anonymous J'hallucine said...

Forgiveness for the lack of seriousness in service. I hope that you will keep a good memory of your stay in Paris really. Parisian boy ;)


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