Saturday, March 26, 2005

French Particularities No. 1: Elevator Stair Behaviour

It's not easy to establish the ways in which the French really are different from the rest of the world. We all know that French people speak French, mainly live in France and mainly drive French cars. But what are the particular things that make the French different? The things that everyone does, but that the French do differently.

Here is one thing: generally speaking, French people will nearly always stop on elevator stairs. In additon, they do not really understand the concept of standing on the right to let people walk past them. Instead, they prefer to stand side by side, chatting. The same goes for moving conveyor walkways.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course we understand the concept of standing on the right to let people pass. Do you think we're dopes? We are many of us graduates of Les Grandes Ecoles. And we stand where we d**m well please!

Anonymous said...

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Jonathan said...

Exactly.