Debbie told me yesterday that she was planning to sleep with her ex-boyfriend last night.
Whilst this was far too much information, I put it down to her being French and happy with openly discussing such matters of the, erm, heart. But then I thought about it a bit.
"Haven't you been split up for ages now? Why are you going back?" I asked, curious as ever.
"I still like to sleep with him. He likes it too. But he has a new girlfriend now"
"You say that he has a new girlfriend?" I was a bit surprised. "And so this evening is to try and win him back?"
"No. I am not interested in him. I have others now."
"So why are you going to sleep with him tonight?"
"Because". Debbie said, matter-of-factly, "Because once his new girlfriend becomes more serious she won't like him to sleep with me so often. So I'm making the most of it while I can - Je m'en profite..."
Now, as well you know dearest reader, I'm no prude. But this kind of took me by surprise.
"In France", she said "It is important to keep in touch with your ex's".
Hmm. I'm sure the person who wrote that rule meant 'keep in touch' à la 'send him a birthday card', 'say hello to his Mother in the boulangerie'.
Not, 'give him one on a Wednesday night'. Surely?