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Teaching Parisians Not To Be Rude

June 20, 2013

Paris is launching a campaign encouraging residents to be nicer to tourists as their reputation for being impatient and rude is impacting the tourism trade.  There is a new website that teaches the French what tourists from 11 different countries need in order for their visit to be a happy one.  Some of the highlighted lessons include:

NOT telling the Germans and Japanese that no matter how many years go by they will always be the bad guys

NOT bragging to the English that the Chunnel was built to enter Paris and to exit London–quickly.

And Lastly,

NOT insisting to Americans that all wines from the Unites States taste like old spit.

The tourism industry says “We are confident that our new ‘Be Nice to Tourists’ program will be a huge success and if not, so what — We are French.”

Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of HumorOutcasts.com (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books (HOPress-Shorehousebooks.com). As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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8 Responses to Teaching Parisians Not To Be Rude

  1. Bill Y Ledden
    June 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I thought that all women in France go topless on the beach so I went over for, eh, work related stuff and things but it just isn’t true at all. French bastards!

    • June 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Damn, they lie about everything! I hope you told them they are not welcome in Ireland!

  2. June 21, 2013 at 4:25 am

    They should also add that in our country Coke is a fine wine. French bastards.

  3. Deb Martin-Webster
    June 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    What do they have to be pissed off about. Hell they’ve got their French Fries, French dressing and French kissing. If they continue being nasty to tourists they’ll be French toast! Yes, I went there. Nice one Donna!

    • June 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      I like this one Deb! The US State Dept. should hang it in our embassy there!

  4. Kathy Minicozzi
    June 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Old spit! — BWAHAHAHA!

    • June 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Well, I guess from a wine point of view, it’s better than new spit.

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