Ça fait longtemps, hein ? It was midterm time and so the past month I’ve been busier than I’ve ever been in my entire life. I’ve missed blogging! Anyway here’s a (somewhat funny) story for you:
One day after class, Elena and I were wandering around near Etienne Marcel looking for a place to eat dinner. We turned down an alley and came across this café – everyone was seated outside à la terrasse. We weren’t really feeling the outside seating that evening so we hesitantly walked inside, not sure whether there was some unspoken rule known by all Parisians that stated that inside seating was only available between certain hours. We grabbed a spot next to the window. While browsing the menu, I happened to notice we had company. This little guy…
Five minutes of picture taking with our new friend and still no one had come to take our order. It was a small café so it wasn’t like the waiters couldn’t see us – there were literally 10 feet separating us from the bar where they were all gathered. We had even made eye contact with a few of them, but still none of them came over to our table. Feeling intimidated and quite aware that we were the only customers seated inside the café, we decided that instead of getting up and calling a waiter over, we would just get up quietly and leave as quickly as possible. We gave the cat one last cuddle and peaced out. We were so humiliated – how un-parisian.
I guess you could say we gained back some cool points since we were on our way to Art Corpus (tattoo & piercing parlor) to get Elena’s nose pierced. I followed her to the back of the shop and watched the guy clean out her nose, and finally put in the piercing. It suits her. Nose piercings only suit some people – she’s one of them.
It’s a shame we were too lame to stick it out at that café. The menu looked amazing. Instead we ended up getting some shitty Asian food from a sketchy buffet style restaurant round the corner. Totally would’ve rather eaten with le petit chat.