Oh, the silly things I see on the metro…
I’m sure by now you’ve seen me mention the homeless accordion players. I wish one followed me around all the time so my life could have a French soundtrack. They’ve actually led me to resent anyone who climbs on my metro car begging for money without a talent. Come on now, you want my money… entertain me!
|Photo by Wayne Conrady. Check out his amazing photo blog of his year abroad in Paris.|
And I’ve noticed the rapping teenage duo (they rap in French along with the music of Shakira… oh, and the boy pole dances too!) are regulars on my 10 a.m. commute to class.
It’s always funny to watch the people who run for the train trying to hop on before the doors close. Let me assure you, the doors on the Paris metro show no mercy, they won’t just pop back open like the one’s in D.C. They slam shut with a bang, so if anyone tried to hop on last minute people have to run over to pry them through the doors. But that’s not the funny part (that’s scary). Today I watched a family run for the train. The little boy leaped down about 5 stairs (just cleared them all), followed by his little sister. The mom wearing heels (French women and their pretty shoes) scurried along behind trying not to get left behind or lose her kids. Haha, I’ll keep wearing my flats.
Some other things from my day?
After class I headed over to this sweet girl, Mansi’s flat. Lucky girl lives right down the street, so no metro commute for her. She even made me fondue for lunch! Note: You ever wanna win me over? Offer me cheese 🙂
I rode the Paris bus for the first time. I know, I know, I’ve been here for almost 3 months but buses confuse me.
I completely ignored everything that happened in both of my classes. Instead I worked on planning my trip in May. Hey, I’ve got priorities.
I got a scoop of Phish Food from Ben & Jerry’s for free cone day! Yumm 🙂 There were hoards of Asian kids grabbing their free scoop and running for the back of the line haha, and this homeless guy must’ve butt the line to go through 3 times. He’s got the right idea (other than being homeless and not playing an accordion).
Bonne journee! xoxo.