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What is the ‘French paradox’?

30% manners
30% distinction
40% surprising

From little quirks to major flaws, here are twelve attitudes which prove that you have adopted the French way of life

In society

Kiss to say hello, but absolutely never hug

Don’t speak to people you don’t know, but be extremely polite if someone speaks to you

Arrive late but never last

Complain about the weather, whether it’s good or bad

At work

Feel tired despite having 30 days of paid holiday

Bring in croissants for your colleagues at least once a month

Tell people about your weekend by the coffee machine

Criticise the latest American blockbuster in a meeting, even if you haven’t seen it

At a restaurant

Don’t speak to loudly, but have a conversation

Always clean your plate, even if it means soaking the sauce up with bread

The same goes for wine – never leave any in your glass

Only leave a tip if the waiter is pleasant

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