Saturday, April 4, 2009

Chance Encounters

Paris is a pretty big city with approximately 2 million inhabitants living in Paris proper and up to 10 million living in the surrounding suburbs. So the odds of randomly running into someone that you know while going about your daily business are pretty low if you ask me but not impossible.

And that's exactly what happened to me on Friday evening as I was walking along the train platform on my way to meet friends for a drink. As I was walking along the platform I caught the eye of a gentlemen standing there waiting for the train. I continued to stare as I walked past him unsure of why he looked so familiar. After I had passed him it clicked and I turned once again to get another look to confirm my suspicions and that's when he called out my name. And that folks is how I randomly ran into BC (my biggest crush in Paris). This wasn't the first, but the second time we've ran into each other this way since meeting.

We exchanged our hellos and pleasantries and proceeded to ride the metro together for several stops. I was half hoping that he would profess his undying love for me and to ask me to marry him but apparently that only happens in the movies. We made some awkward small talk, I cracked a few silly jokes which ended up being complete duds and then I was on my way. While it was nice to run into BC randomly and it's something that I wished for on several occasions I realized that he's not the French guy for me and I need to find a replacement.

5 comments:

Vicky said...

A French replacement??? oh, they are soooo handsome! Good luck! They can be very charming indeed!

wcs said...

Love the new photo!

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Vicky, they can be charming but I haven't had much luck with any of them.

Walt, thanks a bunch.

Anait said...

hello hello! I found your blog through another french blog, I can't remember which, and i'm so glad I did!! I love your writing and your stories!! I'm planning my own move to France, so it's great to read about someone who has done it! :)

p.s. French men are SO handsome and VERY charming....you just haven't found the right one yet..

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Anait thanks for reading my blog. I always appreciate new readers.

Best of luck with your future move to France it won't always be easy but it will most definitely be worth it.

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