Ah.... I like France too, and find most of the people to be pretty friendly, despite what a lot Brits seem to say.
There was a guy in Civray I upset one time, but as I'd just accidentally nearly knocked his apple stand over as the back of the camper caught it while trying to turn down a tight street, I guess he was entitled to be a little mad!
Oh, and there was the boy of about 9 or 10 washing windshields in a parking lot one time. When I gave him his 5 francs he tried to con Johnny Foreigner into thinking it was only 1 franc. Tried to tell me that the big "5" was the serial number of the coin!
Ah well, les garcons seront les garcons, n'est-ce pas?
The main thing I have against France is the petty bureaucracy and some of their more outlandish laws, but then I do admire the French for what I consider to be a healthy disregard for rules and regulations!
Also on the bright side is the prospect of having 400V 3-phase available in a home workshop.....
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 01-12-2005).]