Friday, August 9, 2013

that's not champagne

We went to the Eiffel Tower the other day and, being us, wanted some champagne to take along. We found a grocery store and got some bread and cheese and chocolate, too, but this store keeps all the sparkling wines--even the cheap stuff--behind the counter and the employees have to get it for you. We told the checkout girl we wanted a bottle of champagne. She went back to the shelves. 

Us (Pointing at one bottle): We'd like that one, please.
Girl (Looks at bottle. Looks at us. Looks back at bottle.): That's not champagne.
Us: Um. 
Girl (Points to section of Actual French Fancy Champagnes): Those are champagne. 
Us: Oh. Right. (Pointing to original bottle) Um, we will take that bottle of Cheap Sparkling Wine then, please. 
Girl: *looks offended on behalf of all of France*


6 comments:

  1. Whatever, just tell her you love kosher wine and she'll give up all hope immediately.

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    1. HA. I do wonder what the French would think of kosher wine...

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    1. She was so serious, too. She just did not get our silly American ways. :)

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  3. Who says sparkling wine sucks? Lol. I would have done the same thing!

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    1. And it was pretty decent sparkling wine!

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