Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 230 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1038535
    Grumpy Yorkie
    Grumpy Yorkie
    Participant
    Joined: 30 Jan 2008
    Location: Villeréal, Lot et Garonne
    Total posts: 6782

    Well, I have never said that, though I may have thought it, particularly when someone has been bellyaching about how cr*p France is.

    There’s actually nothing wrong with saying it, though, is there? I don’t think it’s moronic …….. it’s a statement of fact.

    ZW makes an excellent post about the naysayers who moan on here. We all have our gripes from time to time yet some seem to have anti-living-here running through them like a stick of rock. After such tirades, it’s perhaps unsurprising someone responds …….”Well, if France is so bad, why don’t you move back?”. It’s essentially the same thing.

    Perhaps some feel trapped (financially?) and, if so, that must add to their frustration and perhaps manifests itself in their posts.

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

    #1038536
    Avatar
    maricopa
    Participant
    Joined: 10 Mar 2009
    Location: Hérault, France
    Total posts: 1017

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:


    But that is true….for all of us.

    ……… if you look 8-10 posts down in that thread….I explained that I have been through exactly what the OP had been through and it cost me an awful ot of money……and I sometimes still get annoyed when thinking about it.

    I agree that you did try to soften your statement later in the thread, but still fail to see what the difference is between saying

    If you don’t like France you can always move back

    which you agree isn’t very nice

    and saying

    If you dont like it in France, there is a Ferry that goes on the opposite direction.

    Not looking for an arguement, just trying to understand how you think they are different, when they appear the same sentiments to me?


    #1038537
    tdyer
    tdyer
    Participant
    Joined: 01 Apr 2014
    Location: Bath
    Total posts: 242

    I had to move back, but I still love France


    #1038538
    Avatar
    alittlebitfrench
    Blocked
    Joined: 06 Aug 2013
    Location: France
    Total posts: 2468

    @maricopa wrote:

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:


    But that is true….for all of us.

    ……… if you look 8-10 posts down in that thread….I explained that I have been through exactly what the OP had been through and it cost me an awful ot of money……and I sometimes still get annoyed when thinking about it.

    I agree that you did try to soften your statement later in the thread, but still fail to see what the difference is between saying

    If you don’t like France you can always move back

    which you agree isn’t very nice

    and saying

    If you dont like it in France, there is a Ferry that goes on the opposite direction.

    Not looking for an arguement, just trying to understand how you think they are different, when they appear the same sentiments to me?

    If you were in a pub and said violently whilst waving a finger:

    “If you dont like it in France, there is a Ferry that goes on the opposite direction”

    …..it would mean one thing.

    If you said softly whilst shrugging your shoulders:

    “If you dont like it in France, there is a Ferry that goes on the opposite direction”

    ….that would mean another.

    That forums for you.


    #1038539
    Avatar
    typhoo
    Participant
    Joined: 03 Nov 2007
    Location: Creuse/Indre
    Total posts: 5371

    Nope, sorry, can’t see the difference myself :shock:


    #1038540
    Ally
    Ally
    Blocked
    Joined: 14 Nov 2004
    Location: 23 36 87
    Total posts: 4587

    It’s not the best turn of phrase but how it was delivered and by whom to whom could make a difference.


    #sexysocialism Never enter a battle of wits unarmed.

    #1038541
    Avatar
    alittlebitfrench
    Blocked
    Joined: 06 Aug 2013
    Location: France
    Total posts: 2468

    @typhoo wrote:

    Nope, sorry, can’t see the difference myself :shock:

    ‘Intonation’ ….. something you cannot express on forums.


    #1038542
    Avatar
    icey
    Participant
    Joined: 29 Jul 2012
    Location: N/A
    Total posts: 4332

    Wouldn’t matter what the “intonation” was to me, it would still get the reply “duhhhhh, really? Who knew ferries went in the other direction” then I’d walk off making a mental note not to bother talking to them again 8)


    #1038543
    Avatar
    alittlebitfrench
    Blocked
    Joined: 06 Aug 2013
    Location: France
    Total posts: 2468

    @icey wrote:

    Wouldn’t matter what the “intonation” was to me, it would still get the reply “duhhhhh, really? Who knew ferries went in the other direction” then I’d walk off making a mental note not to bother talking to them again 8)

    Lost me


    #1038544
    jsks
    jsks
    Participant
    Joined: 03 Sep 2010
    Location: Potatoshire, North Yorkshire and Co Cork soon?
    Total posts: 5674

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    @icey wrote:

    Wouldn’t matter what the “intonation” was to me, it would still get the reply “duhhhhh, really? Who knew ferries went in the other direction” then I’d walk off making a mental note not to bother talking to them again 8)

    Lost me

    If only.

    #1038545
    Avatar
    alittlebitfrench
    Blocked
    Joined: 06 Aug 2013
    Location: France
    Total posts: 2468

    @jsks wrote:

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    @icey wrote:

    Wouldn’t matter what the “intonation” was to me, it would still get the reply “duhhhhh, really? Who knew ferries went in the other direction” then I’d walk off making a mental note not to bother talking to them again 8)

    Lost me

    If only.

    I was meaning to ask JSKS, how is it living in the UK. You do live in the UK, like the majority of people on this forum. Come on, speak up.

    Why let living in the UK give you any less authority on French matters. Go on, talk to us about Sunday shopping, schooling for my kids, taxation, food, quality of driving, health care, politics. Go on, give it all.


    #1038546
    Avatar
    typhoo
    Participant
    Joined: 03 Nov 2007
    Location: Creuse/Indre
    Total posts: 5371

    ………………….and breath :shock:


    #1038547
    jsks
    jsks
    Participant
    Joined: 03 Sep 2010
    Location: Potatoshire, North Yorkshire and Co Cork soon?
    Total posts: 5674
    #1038548
    Avatar
    acko
    Participant
    Joined: 16 Sep 2005
    Location: the foot of our stairs
    Total posts: 2161

    @grumpyyorkie wrote:

    There’s actually nothing wrong with saying it, though, is there? I don’t think it’s moronic …….. it’s a statement of fact.

    It’s not a statement of fact, it’s a statement !

    As I said in the opening post there could be loads of reasons other than financial why someone could not just up sticks and move.
    One scenario. You may have married a French woman/ man who you dearly love and would not like to be parted from them and they don’t want to move.

    Another, you’ve had children while you’ve been here. They’ve never lived anywhere else.They are settled at school Do you disrupt their lives and the life of your wife,who may be perfectly happy here just because you have a few gripes about France.

    These are just a couple of scenarios , I’m sure there are many more including all the financial ones. So yes ZW and GY , I still think the statement is moronic.


    #1038549
    Grumpy Yorkie
    Grumpy Yorkie
    Participant
    Joined: 30 Jan 2008
    Location: Villeréal, Lot et Garonne
    Total posts: 6782

    I hereby bequeath my “grumpy” title to
    alittlebitgrumpyfrench ………. if I’ve inserted it in the right place! :wink::)

    Stuart


    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

Miscellaneous (FRANCE RELATED)
Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 230 total)

You cannot reply to this topic.