It would be wrong to assume the French don’t know how to park.
They just don’t like to follow the rules.
Wouldn't suit the British hey?!
Rules? What Rules? p.s. Hubby backed into the garage door, not one hour ago.
ER, don't get me started about French men backing up. My ex? Well, that's a couple of posts right there...
Von, I can't imagine this in England. Or Canada. What's Australia like?
Have you ever thought of becoming a traffic warden,Deborah? LOL
Ha ha haaaaaa! Very good. Many years ago, sitting outside a Paris cafe, watching people create parking space in very tight gaps by shunting their neighbours' cars back and forth, I realised why so many bumpers were held on with twine.....
Jinksy, I have, yes! A police officer, actually,when I was a twenty-something, but they wouldn't have me!! As it is, my youngest son has told me off for behaving like I'm the World's Policeman.
Rachel, if I lived in Paris, I'd have a gold mine of vehicular photo-ops! They're positively anarchic about parking there. As it is, all those photos above, but one, were taken in the same parking lot in the space of 5 minutes.
I don't think that is a entirely French thing. It is as bad or worse in my neck of the woods.I am guilty on occasion. I have, however, gotten back in an redid the parking. If my kids were to come along and see my car they would be on me like a metermaid.QMM
I laughed at that - had forgotten all about French parking. When we lived near Strasbourg, but on the German side, we were always amused by our German neighbours' rants about French driving - especially the parking!
QMM, but in the American case, I posit that it is a lack of ability that creates these situations. In the French case, they just don't give a shit.
Pondside, glad you got it!
Remember, folks . . the French drink Vin Ordinaire with every mean. NEVER let a Frenchperson tune your piano.
Dear Doctor, you're my laugh for the day.
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Deborah . . French piano tuning! Learn more from a LOVELY, LOVELY book . . you'll find it on A**Z*N - called "The Piano Shop on the Left Bank" If you or yours have any interest in the instrument, I'm sure you would enjoy it.
Dear Doctor...in my former life I was a piano teacher, and these days I often walk with a friend who often complains about the dearth of good piano tuners. Thanks for the recommendation - I'll get the book!
..Australians are not good at keeping in between the lines or even walking a straight line.I would say we are very French in this regard except for the surfboards on the roof and the dogs trying to jump out of the windows of the parked cars. A lot of French peopleimmigrate here because of the similar parking and general disregard for rules or anything really!It's the hot climate.
Rallentanda, I'm so glad you made this comment 'cause it pumped up my endorphen count. Although now I won't be able to sleep properly, thanks a lot.
This is the motoring equivalent of my pet peeve .... people who lock up their bikes between two bike stands , thereby blocking both . A small thing , I know , but it leaves me narrow-eyed and purse-mouthed . Might be an age thing .
Smitonius & Sonata, it's all about space! People continually disrespect it. Shopping cars, public seating areas, putting the seat back on an airplane....the list goes on and on. Age certainly does not help!