WOW!!!! Traveled all over the world and have NEVER EXPERIENCED such a rude person, and that is saying a lot! We were having an absolutely fantastic day. Every single other person we have met has been wonderful. We entered a linen/materials store today at the flea market. I said Bon Jour, and the shop keeper did not reply. My daughter found a tiny antique purse she was interested in and picked it up and brought it over to the man behind the counter. She asked nicely "how much is this" and he blew up! He screamed "What no greeting? no hello?" I stammered "well, many people here do not speak English' and he snarled "It's universal...you say hello....GET OUT" Can you believe that? GET OUT??? Every other exchange in 6 hours of shopping was civil and nice and easy. This guy needs to be taken down a peg or two. If we weren't so SHOCKED we would have said something equally nasty back to him. Instead we put the purse back in its place and slunk out of the store.
We were just mortified...he was absolutely furious. Anyone else have something like this happen? It really put a black cloud on an otherwise lovely day. I will say we were not horrible impressed with the flea market as a whole. If you are decorating a home and need French antiques, then yes, its a good place to go. We did find some gems, but I"m not sure it was worth dedicating a complete day to. Its a definite one time event for us.