Le cul entre les deux chaises

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

A lovely day in the park — wait, what?


Walking through the Bois de Vincennes, Paris’s biggest park, I had one of those moments that sometimes happen when you just take a deep breath and think, “Falling leaves and crisp air and the sounds of a pétanque game are so wonderful. This is a nice moment.”

And then you realize that you’re in France and that there’s a guy pissing right in front of you.




Author: le cul en rows

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

2 thoughts on “A lovely day in the park — wait, what?

  1. I have those moments as well. I recently saw a man pissing between two cars on the street. When he saw me pass, he apologizes but kept on pissing… I guess we have to accept that it is normal in Paris and not frowned upon like in NA…autre pays autre moeurs! (Suzanne)

    • This is where I admit that while out bike riding one day, I peed in the park because I was really far from any bathroom. I would have done the same in the US, but this particular day, I felt très française! (At least I hid in the trees though.)

      Still, it’s pretty disappointing when the men here don’t even bother to pretend that what they’re doing is even remotely wrong.

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