Friday, April 9, 2010
The upper crust
I saw firsthand that most of the stereotypes about the French are not true. We encountered no mimes, I didn't hear a single accordion, and most of the people were very friendly. The one thing that seemed to be true, though, was the preponderance of baguettes. They were everywhere. I also noticed that most young women had a certain dress standard: nicely coiffed hair, tight pants, boots, a jacket, a bag or purse, a scarf around the neck, and a baguette. So, I thought, the baguette isn't really for food - it's a fashion statement!