Le Rude Awakening

The Scene:
Restaurant Taillevent, 15 Rue Lamennais, 75008 Paris.

The Players:
La Single Girl (moi, before becoming La Mom), Ze French Lov-air, Le Serveur

The Food:
Heavenly (although I only had a few bites)

The Apéritif:
Kir Royale Cerise Griotte

The Wine:
Château Mouton Rothschild 1983

The Dialogue:

La Single Girl: Thanks to your tongue, my French has improved so much.

(Sidebar: Oh mon Dieu. Did I really say that back then? So beyondfromage. It must have been the apéritif talking.)

Ze French Lov-air: Zat ees nice, ma chérie.

La SG (stroking FL’s cheek): My friends in the US are so jealous I have a French boyfriend.

Ze French Lov-air: You shouldn’t call me your boyfriend.

La SG (shocked): Why? Aren’t we dating?

Ze French Lov-air (snorts): Day-teeng? This is what you see in Amairicain feelms. On sort, c’est tout. In fact, I have something to tell you…

Zere are two others.

And I plan on keeping all three of you.

Le Serveur (seeing La Single Girl burst into tears): More wine,mademoiselle?

The Conclusion:
Leave it to a Frenchman to put his cheating on the table. The table of a Michelin-starred restaurant.

At least I ordered the most expensive dish on the menu.

3 Responses to “Le Rude Awakening”

  1. Comment by Charlie M | 02/24/11 at 4:54 am

    That’s hilarious!

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    Comment by M | 02/24/11 at 8:09 am

    haha, i think it swings wildly between either ‘dating’ someone from the moment you mistakenly make eye contact and then can’t retreat from the situation or ‘never dating’ even though you’ve been out on several, what is considered, dates and spend tons of time together. apparently there is no in between ‘normal’ in expat-parisian relationships.

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