I am beginning to wonder if I should have been thankful for not understanding the language when I lived in France. I have been a bit surprised at conversations I have overheard, but also in what strangers have said to me. Let me just give you an example of what I am talking about.
This morning I went to a little coffee shop and noticed that a woman was watching me as I tried to maneuver the stroller through chairs and tables.
Random lady with no social skills: “I don’t think she likes to be jostled around like that.”
ME: “Oh, she always has that look on her face.”
HER: “So, she always looks p*ssed off?”
ME: “Yeah, pretty much.”
HER: “Well, she is going to have a lot of wrinkles when she gets older.”
Really? Don’t you just wonder what people are thinking sometimes? Who says these things and why?