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    For things that don’t really merit a whole topic of their own.

    For example, can one still make a reverse charge call? Do operators still exist in these days of mobile phones?

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    “Operators” are nearly extinct.  You need to embrace the spirit of progress where we all have to pay much more for an automated service that does its best to prevent human contact.

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    The above raises the question………….when did we get to the point where if we have a problem with a product or service we have to register to join a forum to ask the general public for a solution to the problem when it was so much simpler to get an answer directly from the company?  Seems to me that the company decided it could save the cost of employing someone and pass their after sales responsibilities to random know-it-alls.

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    Where are the buses in rural Brittany? :unsure:

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    Don’t think they serve the rural communities, BE, you have to go to a larger town to catch one.

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    Does the registration number M 477 OKO mean anything to anyone here?

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    Enlighten us please VK

    Why do loads of French drivers not understand how or why they should  use their car indicators ?

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    Does the registration number M 477 OKO mean anything to anyone here?

    If you reply it doesn’t mean anything to you either there will be blood on the streets!!! ;-)

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    Oh but they look so pretty when they flash on and off ,that is why they are there,or you accidently caught them when putting on your mascara !

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    Indicator training is an optional extra for taking one’s permis, an option many choose not to take.

    T’inquiètes, BE, it means something to me, the car’s parked in a driveway round the corner from where I live and I just wondered if anyone here owns it or knows the person who owns it.

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    Does everybody else wear, like me, the same two or three shirts, shorts and/or trousers every week? What’s washed gets put back in the cupboard on top of the pile and comes out again regularly. If so, why do we have so many clothes?

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    Not out of choice VK, I just have a very small wardrobe !

    And why do women need twenty pairs of shoes ??? They only have one pair of feet for Pete’s sake !!

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    But how many pairs of shoes do you wear regularly, PJ? Me, two or three.

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    One pair of casual shoes, one for posh occasions, one pair of work boots and a pair of wellies.

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    There you go. So, I’ll echo your question, why do women need so many pairs? Marion, as the only woman on this topic for the moment, can you enlighten us?

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    only have a few pairs; boots, sandals, running shoes

    don’t really get the point of high heels  :scratch: think they look daft  :yes:

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    From a blokes point of view, i’m reminded of Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot where he walks along the platform at the station in drag wearing high heels and struggling to walk in a straight line. Maryline Monroe breezes past with her sexy walk and he turns to Tony Curtis and asks “How do they do that ?”

    Just how do the ladies manage to walk in high heels without falling over ?  Is it all about the hips ?

     

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    Sorry you are asking the wrong woman I only have 3 prs leather boots ,two of posh trainers ,1 sports trainer and 2 prs of leather shoes plus wellies and I pr sandals and crocs for the yard .Mainly because I have big feet and can’t buy shoes here to fit .Most womens shoe sizes stop at 42

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    We don’t have many clothes, what we do have are good quality, found that buying cheap wasn’t always economical, look like rags fairly soon, hence now not having too many because of the cost. High heels kill me these days although I have small feet I think the shape just changes as you get older, again maybe expensive (high heeled) shoes would be comfortable, but I wouldn’t wear them enough to warrant the out lay. 👠👠

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    Where are the buses in rural Brittany? :unsure:

    In the UK when all the small branch lines were withdrawn in the late sixties, they were replaced with bus services. This continued until privatisaton of the National bus company when only profitable services were run unless the local councils stepped in to cover the shortfall.

    It appears to me that rural bus services in Brittany seem to do the same and follow the nearest route to the old branch lines. It may be a legal requirement for local councils to subsidise these services because they never seem to have enough passengers to make them viable.

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    5 days in Paris any suggestions of what to do ? I ‘ve been there several times but now taking 2 english friends in October so any ideas Apart from Eiffel tower Louvre and Champs Elysses.Staying in the Montmatre arrondissment .

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    From what I remember, the Eiffel Tower was a long, long wait, so count at least half a day there.

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    The Louvre, I’m not even sure I will have enough day left in my life to see it all in detail. I use to work close to the Opéra and Palais Royal, not to far from the Louvre. I realy enjoyed this area but haven’t got a clue how it is now ! Maybe still worth a look ?

    Don’t try to do too much or you will see nothing. I could have tell you to go to the restaurant “Le Basilic” rue Lepic close to Montmartre, but I’m not sure it has change of owner since. I’ve celebrate my 30th birthday there ! It was 15 years ago :cry:

    I use to go to Montagne Sainte Geneviève for few drinks, it use to be a nice quarter in the evening.

    But everything is changing. Is it still the same ?

     

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    St Ouen, Versailles, sacre coeur, Chantilly, Pompidou centre, musee d’orsay, la Defense, catacombs, and for that extra bit of excitement, spend a day in Sevran or hang out with white van man in the bois de Boulogne. Galleries Lafayette is a must see, visit the gardens of Luxembourg. Need to go on a day with very high levels of pollution, travel all day underground overground wombling free for 1.50€

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    Bois de Boulogne in a white van ??? I really wouldn’t recommended that to visitors of mine who I respect. I can think of pleasanter places to take them. Sexual slavery is not really the subject of this topic !!!!

     

     

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    Anne & I have stood on the top of the Arc de Triomphe and watched the manic driving down below! :wacko:

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    I thought of the Louvre and St Ouen for a rainy day as I’ve been to both before but as Babeth said could spend a life time there .Has anyone done a trip on a Bateau Mouche or been to the waxworks museum which I believe is in the Montmartre area Musee de Grevin ,I think. What about the Rodin I read one bad report and one good  for it .I will go to the Galleries Lafayette though . What is at Sevran ? As for the Bois de Bologne we have la Pigalle just around the corner !

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    On my first visit to Paris years ago I took a tour bus to see the sights. At one point there was a fairground in one of the public parks. As we passed there was a large bumper car ride. The guide commented “On your left Ladies and Gentlemen you can see the Paris school of motoring”. When we reached the Arc de Triomphe I realised she wasn’t joking. Is it true that the traffic entering the roundabout has right of way?  :unsure:   :wacko:

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    Marion, first time in Paris was on my boat, up the Sein, tied up next to Place/Pont de Concorde spent many hours walking, best way to see, get a feeling of a City, continued through City on the Sein, some lovely parts, passing Notre Dame is spectacular from the river :-)

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    Anne & I have stood on the top of the Arc de Triomphe and watched the manic driving down below! :wacko:

     

    Years ago I was one of those taking part in the manic driving around it.  The most terrifying driving experience I’ve ever had.    :whistle:

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