Sunday, 13 July 2014

Humans of Paris

As I sat on a bench in a quiet area of Paris, enjoying the sunshine until I had to catch my train, a little old lady walked past. 

It was a warm day but she was layered up in a long overcoat and hat, completely covered (in stark contrast to me in my strappy vest top). She was carrying a big wooden crate - it looked almost too big for her and I imagine it was full of produce from the market down the road. She struck me as an interesting character. 

The lady stopped in front of me and said (in French): "C'est important, le vitamine D."

I smiled and replied: "Oui."

We carried on in French. 

Her: "Me, I had a test and apparently I lack vitamin D. The sun is better in the morning though."

Me: "Ah so I'm too late really."

Her: "And don't forget to turn round and do your back too."

Me: "I won't!"

Her: "Have a nice afternoon!"

Me: "Thanks, you too."

And off she went. 

But I never did turn round and tan my back because I had to get to the train station. 

Maybe no-one has time to do anything properly these days as we're always rushing off to the next engagement.

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  1. Lovely post!

  2. It's so lovely that your French is being tested in actual, everyday conversations! I hope that that lady returned home and enjoyed a gorgeous lunch (and maybe some Vitamin D supplements!)

    I'd love to see more posts like this!

    1. Ha ha thanks Lydia. I hope she did too! x


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