So as promised, the aim of this blog is to document the highs and lows of the coming year, and here is a definite low!
My friend and I were looking at a menu outside a restaurant the other day, when a man came up to us with a handful of coins saying something in French. We assumed he was asking for money and I said “Sorry, I don’t understand” in English, in the hope he’d think we don’t speak French and would walk away.
Well that didn’t happen.
Instead, he leaned in, as if he was going to repeat himself more slowly to me, and SPAT in my ear and started shouting words such as “PUTAIN, GROS SALOPE” in a big angry aggressive attack
I’m glad I didn’t understand everything he was saying, but that was enough to put us in shock. He kept going for about three minutes as he walked away..
It sounds kinda funny I’ll admit but about three minutes later, let’s be real, I had a little cry… In public… in front of so many people D:
Even though I’ve washed my ear and hair so much, I can still feel it. Ears are just such sensitive places – it was not okay!!
Luckily I think I’ve recovered from the trauma now, but it has made me very wary of everyone I encounter. Obviously that’s good like you shouldn’t be too trusting, but it’s not so good when you’re literally walking around so paranoid and jumpy!
Hopefully that’ll calm down soon. And I guess it’s good to experience the reality of Paris?? I don’t know, I’ve been trying to find a positive from this but still cannot think of anything!