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

Parisian walking directions


Giving directions to someone over the phone recently, I told the woman to turn at the public toilet. She was a bit stressed out by the non-conformity of Parisian streets and wasn’t processing the directions well.

“I don’t know what one looks like!” she yelled down the line.

My mind searched frantically for something American that might be similar. I said that they’re like small trailers, like garden sheds, like a port-a-potty but bigger.

Finally, I nailed it. “They look like a shower stall for a rhinoceros!”

Paris public toilet

Author: le cul en rows

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

8 thoughts on “Parisian walking directions

  1. They look remarkably roomy.

  2. Man I can never find one of these when I actually need to… :)

    • In Paris, there are many apps for precisely this! I generally make a mental note of where they are in all the areas I frequent because it’s always good to know where you can go.

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