Thursday, October 14, 2004

Who Said That?

The French are arrogant, rude and surly to foreign visitors, according to Bernard Plasait, a member of France's upper house of parliament (from The Washington Times). The first paragraph of Plasait's government-commissioned report reads thus:
Our bad image in this area, the arrogance we are accused of, our refusal to speak foreign languages, the sense we give that it's a great honor to visit us are among the ugly facts of which we should not be proud.
Isn't self-awareness the first step on the road to recovery from an addiction? It will take a lot more than twelve steps to overcome France's addiction to its utterly delusional sense of importance.

(Thanks to my son for the tip.)