Saturday at the French-English Conversation group, instead of participating in conversation, Adrian and I completed more 'business' training. I wonder how she keeps so much business and technical information in her head on top of being fluent in French. Is she a genius?
As I turned to get my notebook, to take notes, Eric (a Parisian man) is standing next to me holding a sheet of paper with notes. "Florence, this is for you." he says holding the paper in front of me. "What is this?" I ask.
"French Restaurants. I wrote them for you." he said kindly.
My mouth was open, but no words came out. I had no idea why he was giving me the notes. "Last week. Remember? You asked about French Restaurants..." he reminded me.
Oh yeah, I remember, during our lunch conversation, I wanted to know where the 'Real French' people ate when they went out with their 'Real French' friends.
Without thinking, I replied, "Oh, yes and you were supposed to take me to each one, right?" Immediately his face lit up as I thought, Oh, what did I just said? "Oh, yes! yes. I will take you to each one. Yes." he replied nodding his head with a smile. Uh, how do I say, Just kidding, in French? I thought. "Yes, when would you like to go?" he asked.
"Uh, next week I start French lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings, how about next week, after a class?" I replied. "Oh yes!" he said as he quickly scribbled down his phone number on the bottom of the note and rushed into a conversation group.
Adrian watched as she shook her head at yet another distraction, "Okay, are you ready now?" she ask patiently as I folded the delicious note and put it into my bag.
p.s. I found a review online of the first restaurant on Eric's List here: L'Ambassade de d'Auvergne definitely French!