Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A message from Mike in France

I have been to about twenty different countries in my life.

I have never been to a country with a more anti-American sentiment in my life. I must admit I am surprised at how much they currently dislike Americans!

Another interesting thing, American and French keyboards are different. They are similar; but, they are different. Typing this is NOT fun.

I think the most interesting thing about France so far is converting money. I came over with some trvellers checks in Euros. NO ONE will accept them. Three small branch banks would not cash them, several stores, bars, etc. We had to go to a MAJOR French bank!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The French will always be Franch.
How many Frenchman does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

1 with the rest of Europe revolving around him.

Too bad we help them out with their revalution, Hun?

NC

Mike Kole said...

Let's see...

Did you see the ad for a French rifle in the paper? Never fired, only dropped once.

Etc.

Robert Enders said...

Regarding the keyboards...
Are the keyboards in the "Drovak" layout with all the vowels in the home row? That layout is actually better if you can get used to it. I want a keyboard like that.

I also hear that a good rule of thumb is that if you get into a sticky situation, just say that you are Canadian.

They have this notorious reputation for being rude to tourists and especially rude to Americans. One would think that it would cost them tourism dollars but we keep visiting over there anyway. The only time anyone in my family visits the place is on government business trips like the one my grandpa made in 1944....

Mike Kole said...

Government business trips in 1944!!! LMAO!!!

LP Mike Sylvester said...

The keyboard does not have all vowels on the home row. It has qsdfghjklm...