Hello Tumblr, thought I’d check in for a second.
I’ve just returned from spending some time with a group of Quebecois people, all very generous and lovely and better at English than I am at French. I met them in a park (parc) not far from where I’ve found myself staying, and they were wonderful hosts.
On my way back, riding a sick cruiser (bike) from the 1970s, I gave the finger to a driver in a Mercedes who took a corner too fast and too wide. He stopped and backed up speedily and got out of his car to yell at me. I don’t know a lick of French so I kept saying “parlez vous anglais?” to be a dick. He kept going on in French, repeatedly thrusting his chest at me like we’re orangutans or something. I kept smirking and saying “parlez vous anglais?” to him to upset him. When he started walking back to his car I said, “Vas te faire encule salope”, which means “fuck you, bitch”. It felt good. I rode away laughing as he walked toward me yelling something.
I’m glad he decided to not actually throw a punch, because I would have been shit out of luck. I definitely bested him in the asshole department, though, for which I feel very good about myself.
Anyways, talk to everyone soon. Just wanted to let you all know I almost had the shit kicked out of me. Here’s a picture I took today:
Not bad, eh?
See y’all on the flip side.
PS. Do any of you even realize how many pretty girls ride bikes here? Like, all of them. It’s amazing. So many girls on bikes. Almost too many, if that was possible (it isn’t).