Parisians Poke Fun at Their Surly Image

Dour Parisians

You certainly have to give Parisians credit for a collective good sense of humor when it comes to the impression they make upon some visitors to their city. There’s a belief–even among proud Parisians themselves-that residents of the City of Light are in perpetual bad moods and that’s there’s little than can be done to raise their spirits. Hence this bumper sticker seen recently in the city that translates to: “I love NOTHING. I’m Parisian.” But is this impression a valid one? Or is it simply stemming from cultural differences? Continue Reading →