So I’m sick again, as most people are during this dreadful weather. The peak is 7 degeees so no thank you I’d rather wait this out ‘til it’s over. In June.
Anyways a person with a cold usually needs tissue, as you may imagine; yet for some reason, (and this is no new revelation, I’ve noticed it in France the moment I came). THE. FRENCH. LACK. TISSUES.
If you go to a restaurant in Lebanon or Dubai, they sometimes put a plastic holder with nearly an endless supply of hand tissues for you to use. They also put some under the cutlery. In France however, there are practically never any tissues on your table, they put a gigantic cloth under your cultery. So… I can’t really wipe my nose with this can I.
Thanks for absolutely nothing.
You order a billion things from a fast food restaurant, and they place one single tissue above your mountain of an order. WHY this treatment? Am I not worthy enough for your tissues? Is it really too much to ask?
The place I currently work in also doesn’t have any tissues in sight, and bringing my big flashy box of wipes just seemed to be a bit of a hassle.
I also went to a place in Grenoble recently. I asked the woman behind her desk if she had any tissues because I felt a sneeze coming, and she actually said that in their entire building, they did not even HAVE any boxes. She then proceeded to direct me to the bathroom.
The woman wanted me to wipe my face with faded pink toilet paper.
You may ask, Why, sick human, do you not bring your own pocket tissues and get this over with.
Well, I do. They finish, and then I’m out for the hunt again, and they shouldn’t be so difficult to find anyway.
France, please solve your tissue issue.