Tuesday, September 18, 2007

more fluff. in french.

Originally uploaded by Patrick T Power.
”I love Paris.,” Zoe said as she studied the menu. “If I spoke the language, I’d live here.” She looked up at the waitress, who had appeared at the table. “Can you do crudité?” Zoe said. The waitress looked confused. “You did it yesterday. With cucumber. If not, I guess a salad, no dressing.” The waitress still looked confused. “You see,” Zoe said to me, “there’s just too much of a communication barrier.” Zoe took a sip of her English Breakfast tea. “I wish caffeine had vitamins in it,” she said.

Rachel Zoe, who commands $6,000/day as a stylist to the stars, as quoted in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine.

Flickrite Patrick T Power is having better luck in Paris -- language doesn’t appear to be a problem at all »


anniemcq said...

I couldn't read the article - it was too much of why I left LA

patrick said...

Hey, Dayna! Merci beaucoup! I do better each time with the French, but it remains a major task.

anniemcq said...

I finally had a minute to check out the Paris pics - sooo gorgeous. It made me want to go back in the worst way.

narthex said...

hmm, it is this kind of behavior that gives french people reasons to dislike americans.

how does one become a highly paid stylist and be totally culturally ignorant?

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