Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

Paris: come for the food, stay for the crime possibilities


Still sorting through the (virtual) piles of apartment listings even though I’m no longer desperate to find a place. The most striking listing so far (and by far) is a place advertised as “a fully equipped cave for any activity, no noise complaints.”

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Even before the pictures loaded, I thought, “This is where women are taken to be killed.” Buffalo Bill‘s place wasn’t much nicer than this, nor the cave systems in Kiss The Girls or any of the thousands of places where sickos take people to get rid of them.

After running through multiple murder scenarios in my head, I got to wondering if, like so many things, this initial reaction is shaded by my American pop culture upbringing. It’s come up before, that when confronted with a situation, my reaction is totally different from those of people who didn’t grow up watching a lot of American TV and movies. On the flip side, I know a lot more about how to deal with medical situations for the same reasons.

What reaction did you have upon seeing these pictures? Do you think they’re creepy? Under what non-murdering circumstances would someone need to rent such a space?


Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

3 thoughts on “Paris: come for the food, stay for the crime possibilities

  1. I have to admit that I think it’s actually kind of cool, although I’m not sure if I would want to live there because it would probably be cold. It also doesn’t look like there’s a place for appliances…

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