lundi 6 octobre 2008

Go on, have a guess...

The Marais, 4am Sunday morning.

I'm in a bar with a friend, chatting to this lovely couple we met. He's French and his boyfriend is American.

One of them is slightly built, short and dark. He has olive skin and dark eyes.

The other is thickset, a big guy with a dopey smile and blond hair, blue eyes.

The dark guy is wearing a tailored jacket and smart shoes; the blond, a polo shirt, jeans and trainers.

You know what I'm about to say, don't you?

The blond guy is the Frenchman, the dark haired one is the American.

So stunned was I by this revelation (and not at all drunk... yeah, right) that I was accosting anyone brave slash stupid enough to come within ten feet of me, and asking them to guess.

"Which one of these two is French, which one American?"

Everyone got the answer wrong.

I'm not sure how long this went on for, but it seems that the pair didn't get bored of it.

I presume that they either a) get that a lot or b) were enjoying the attention in an even-negative-strokes-are-strokes kind of way. I think it may have been both. Or maybe it was c) they were more drunk than me. Although they would have had to have started drinking two days prior to achieve that....

Anyway, whilst ever I was annoying innocent bystanders, I wasn't talking rubbish to them, and that's got to be a bonus in anyone's books.

But as the blond one gave me his number and said "call me...", I realised that maybe I hadn't been as annoying as I thought...

18 commentaires:

aims a dit…

Now - why am I not surprised?

Please tell me you're not breaking up a long-standing relationship. Or even a long distance one!

btw - are you saying most French people are dark haired? And you think all Americans come from California? hehehehe

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Aims, even if he had meant it in that way, I would still have no intention of calling him, trust me.

I really don't want to get into any of that messy business - and they seemed real happy together.

Besides, I really, truly think it was just a 'we had fun tonight, let's get drunk together again' kind of thing. Nothing more.

And yes, most french people are dark haired. I promise you that this is true!

A Lewis a dit…

So, you did call....right? I hope that'll be an upcoming post now that you have us on pins and needles.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lewis, I didn't call. It wasn't like that....honest!

conortje a dit…

You having fun without me? It's just NOT right I tell you. Haven't you found me a job in Paris yet? :-)

Brett a dit…

Tut tut, drunk and talking to strange men.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Conortje, it sounded like you were having fun without me too...

And no, no job yet...but I'll keep looking...the sooner you move here, the better ;-)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Brett, I think it was me who was drunk and the others who were talking to a strange man....but hey, I've been called worse!

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

... and did you call him? :)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Marjolein. I didn't. He has my number so we'll see....but trust me when I say I'm not on the edge of my seat!

Lane a dit…

The American guy must have had French/Italian parents and the French guy must have English/American parents. Surely. Otherwise it's just not right;-)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lane, no idea what the american's roots were, but the french guy was of flemish stock....

Swearing Mother a dit…

Right at the start, I knew that one of those guys would fancy you.

Typical.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Sweary, I'm not sure he did. Although he was cute. But he was married to his boyfriend. So no-go.

Daryl a dit…

Neat ... so they werent a couple or they are and dont care or its an invite to a 3some ... win win win ...

:-Daryl

travelling, but not in love a dit…

you'd think so wouldn't you D, but it was probably no more than them extending their network of friends...alas!

Louise a dit…

Did you break up a relationship of this charming couple? And was the French one your type? The American sounds more attractive to me, but what do I know? (I like "dark" better than "blonde.") And like my opinion matters.

I'm dying to know more about this. Did you call? Did you have a hangover?

Loved your telling about them being drunk... that if they were more drunk than you they would have had to start two days prior. I can't believe how you can make me laugh!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise, no breaking up was done, panic not. Although the french guy has been sending me text messages this week asking when he's going to see me again. eek!

I hear the cries now 'homewrecker, homewrecker!'