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Posted by FRANCE on April 05, 2004 at 10:07:39:
In Reply to: Re: Robin posted by Rob on April 05, 2004 at 08:18:45:
France is a medium-sized foreign country situated in the continent of Europe.
It is an important member of the world community, though not nearly as important as it thinks.
It is bounded by Germany, Spain, Switzerland and some smaller nations of no particular importance and with not very good shopping.
France is a very old country with many treasures, such as the Louvre and Euro Disney.
Among its contributions to western civilization are champagne, Camembert cheese and the guillotine.
Although France likes to think of itself as a modern nation, air conditioning is little used and it is next to impossible for Americans to get decent Mexican food.
One continuing exasperation for American visitors is that local people insist on speaking in French, though many will speak English if shouted at.
Watch your money at all times.
All French people drive like lunatics, are dangerously over sexed, and have no concept of standing patiently in line.
The French people are in general gloomy, temperamental, proud, arrogant, aloof and disciplined; those are their good points.
Most French citizens are Roman Catholic, though you would hardly guess it from their behavior.
Many French are communists.
Men sometimes have girls' names like Marie or Michel, and they kiss each other when they meet.
American travelers are advised to travel in groups and wear baseball caps and colorful trousers for easier recognition.
Traditionally, the French surrender immediately.
A tunnel connecting France to Britain beneath the English Channel has been opened in recent years
Other important historical figures are Louis XIV, the Huguenots, Joan of Arc, Jacques Cousteau and Charles de Gaulle, who was President for many years and is now an airport.
According to the most current American State department intelligence, the President is now someone named Jacques. Further information is not available at this time.
Croissants on the other hand, are excellent, although it is impossible for most Americans to pronounce this word. In general, travelers are advised to stick to cheeseburgers.
If they are not spending four hours dawdling over lunch, they are on strike and blocking the roads with their trucks and tractors. France's principal exports, in order of importance to the economy, are wine, nuclear weapons, perfume, guided missiles, champagne, guns, grenade launchers, land mines, tanks, attack aircraft, miscellaneous armaments and cheese.