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France to Ban Smoking! Oh No!

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France to Ban Smoking! Oh No!

What has this world come to? Next thing you know the Parisians will be cleaning up after their dogs in the street and waiters will become polite and courteous.

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1. Re: France to Ban Smoking! Oh No!

Had it not been for smoky bars and cafes we would never have had existentialism.

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2. Re: France to Ban Smoking! Oh No!

Erm . . . pity they didn't ban it sooner then? : )

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What has this world come to? Next thing you know the Parisians will be cleaning up after their dogs in the street and waiters will become polite and courteous.

.... and American tourist will stop being patronizing....

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"tourists"

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Pvoyageuse - I'm quite sure pixfield meant that ironically, in recognition that the French have had a fairly aggressive campaign against doggie-doo and because French waiters almost always actually are quite helpful and courteous. While it is difficult to "hear" irony in print, I don't think it was meant to be patronizing at all.

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"I'm quite sure pixfield meant that ironically",

So am I.

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Why don't I just tell you what I meant?

France is a uniquely wonderful place. In a world where there are rules and regulations against just about everything, I have always admired the French people's ability to "do it their way".

Paris wouldn't be Paris if you couldn't light up in a cafe with your mini cup of coffee. Paris wouldn't be Paris if you didn't have to do an Irish jig as you walked down the sidewalk to avoid the merde. What fun would Paris be if their wasn't a little bit of give-and-take with your server at your favorite restaurant?

Now, they want to take away one of the things that makes Paris what it is - Paris.

In fact, Pvoyageuse, you display perfectly the Parisian attitude that we have come to know and love.

Vive la France!

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... and I am not even a Parisian ...... :-)))

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Yes, but thank goodness you have that wonderful Parisian attitude!

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........and you a great sense of humor ! :-)