Well today all my hopes went down the drain. We got our times and locations for our written and verbal tests that we’ll take tomorrow. Not quite so excited about that – especially given my recent experience at the Lyon Farmer’s Market.
First of all, it would rain on my first day in French paradise. So all of us that went were wet, uncomfortable and generally feeling kind of blah. Second of all, I should have just stuck to the minimal talking necessary at the supermarket (supermarche). At the (A la) Farmer’s Market, they like to chat you up and ask what you want, how many and other things about the food they’re handing you. One of my dialogue-mates didn’t know how to ask how much her strawberries (fraises) were. I’m not going to say the woman got mad at her, but I’m also not going to say she was happy with the fact that she jumped to saying, “How much are these?” instead of, “Qu’est-ce que vous parlez anglais?” Yikes. This is definitely not Paris where most people actually do speak English.
Other than that, I bought my second legal bottle of wine and, surprisingly, haven’t opened either one yet.
At least I got my Internet working and don’t feel as tired as I was yesterday. I’m still tired though. At least I have a baguette and Nutella. Oh, I should probably eat sometime today…
Au revoir (for now)