Debbie Downer

(Last night, I am sitting at a café reading a book in English)

Random French Guy: English?

Me: American.

Random French Guy: Shouldn’t you be watching this big game today?

Me: Not really my thing.

Random French Guy: It is very strange there in American today.

Me: Yes, it is.

(Tonight, on the phone with A)

Me: Sorry I couldn’t talk earlier. I shopping at Monoprix and oh man, Monoprix is my new Target. I go in there thinking I’m going to spend 20 bucks and somehow I always end up with a 100 euro bill and a bunch of shit I don’t need.

A: This is why there are a lot of people who want to wage Jihad against Western Civilization.

Me: Because of Monoprix?

A: Totally.

Photo courtesy of the luminous M. Starik, who I doubt is having any of this Hipstamatic bullshit.



  1. am

    oh please – they have their soccer. remember our first day in berlin when EVERY street corner had the Germany-Turkey match? I still taking a taxi from the airport to my apartment, seeing every window with a German flag, and thinking – this is true – “wow, I thought they would’ve toned down the nationalism by now.” Later I realized it was for football.

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