I mean, Parisians are rude to everyone, right? That’s like, a French thing – they’re sophisticated and beautiful and willowy and eat lots of cheese and they’re rude as hell. It’s all so dreamy!**
Well, it’s not all that dreamy for everyone. Scarlett Johansson, for example, has been living in the City of Lights with her fiancé Romain Dauriac, and the locals haven’t been all that welcoming lately. She shared her experience during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman:
“Like, when I first got there I thought that… the whole kind of rude, Parisian thing was just [not true]. I was like, ‘People aren’t rude, they’re wonderful!’ That was before I was a mainstay there and then people decided that once I wasn’t going away, they could just be rude to me!”
“I’m from New York… and I just assume, because you’re from New York, it’s like a wonderful dance in this street, you kind of avoid [each other] and it’s a choreography, walking down the street.
“And then when I got there [to Paris], I assumed it’s a kind of Provincial town, where people don’t know how to walk… and the fact that they’re just body-checking me, they’re just confused.
“But no, they’re not confused, so now I just do a stare down from halfway down the block, and I started getting really aggressive with people now, and I don’t care!”
Ha! I actually feel her pain on this one – I hate people who hold up pedestrian traffic! Still, I’m not discouraged –
** For the clueless: Yes, I’m generalising and no, I’m not serious, so don’t get your panties in a twist.)