Bonjour Madame... Bonjour Monsieur...
In France, when entering a shopping establishment, it is obligatory to say "Bonjour Madame" or "Bonjour Monsieur".
Why? Well, c'est comme ça -- 'It is just like that.'
This must be done in every store you enter, the exception being large grocery or department stores, however upon checkout, you must greet your cashier with this same expression.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, the French are old fashioned and have a high respect for manners, even though they may not always abide by them.
Follow this simple rule, and you will have a better shopping experience!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...