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You've been in france too long when...
We have done this thread for Belgium already. Let's give a shot at France.
For starters :
- You take 3-hour lunches and indulge in wine unsparingly.
- You find yourself joining a demonstration - for the fun of it.
- You don't think twice about butting in lines.
- You are surprised that the airport didn't choose to strike just during your summer holidays.
- You take country roads to avoid traffic jams on the motorways in the summer months.
- You know what are your acquis sociaux and are ready to fight to protect them.
- You also take country roads to avoid paying the toll for the autoroutes.
- You go to the bakery every morning to get your breakfast.
- You tell your boss or customers "that's not part of my job" when asked to do something.
- You park your car against the bumper of the car in front of you.
- You think watching debates on TV about the latest hot topic in the news is a nice way to spend your evening.
- You've come to like arguing about any topic and constantly interrupt other people when they speak.
- You start following gossips about newscasters in tabloid magazines.
- You don't laugh when a girl/woman introduces herself as Fanny.
- You are anxious when you go abroad and can't see a pharmacy within a 100 metres radius.
- Your friends tell you to meet in front of the Casino and you know they are referring to the supermarket.
- You can't imagine that shops could be open on Sundays.
- You automatically kiss any friend, or friend of friends you don't know on the cheek, even between men.
- You start saying 'oh la la' whenever something bad happened and 'ah bon ?' when told something you didn't know.
- You can't envisage life without cheese.
- You can tell good from bad millésimes (vintages) for each wine region of France.
- You wouldn't dream of buying non-French wine.
- You respond to questions by shrugging your shoulders.
- You are surprised that shops are open over lunch.
- You know that students in 6th grade are younger than those in 4th grade.