Life in France pivots around the sacred hours of lunchtime. These sacred times are more sacred than the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Tell me if I have got this the wrong way around.
If you were going to pick up your Oxygen dependent wife, would you want the Oxygen machine delivered and installed
- Before you went down to the hospital to pick her up
- At some loosely agreed time hours after you told the nurses you would be going to pick her up. When said machine might take a while to install and get working
I suspect that most people in this situation would opt for 1).
I told the nurses that I planned to get there for 13h. Which they then translated to 14h so as not to sully the sacred lunch time deity. They imagined that 16h was a suitable time for delivery.
I have just had some bloke on the phone suggesting a 16h rdv when I explicitly told the nurse that I would be here all morning waiting for delivery.
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