I Live in a Small Town (with apologies to Mr. Mellancamp)
So I’m in line at the grocery store yesterday.
The woman in front of me is paying. The clerk informs her, in French, that she has earned a 5 EUR fidelity check. Would she like it now, or would she like to let it ride until she has earned 10 EUR?
“Oh,” says the customer, clearly baffled. “In English, please?”
Before I can jump in to help, the clerk repeats it in English, and then turns to me. In French, she says, “Did I get that right? Because I know YOU speak English.”
Oui, madame. Yes, you did.