Someone Should Have Smacked Me
Remember when I complained about the cold? Yeah, just goes to show.
Yesterday was 30 C (90 F). Which, in Madison, was hot, but not unbearable. But Paris isn't prepared for this. No one has A/C. I mean NO ONE. Restaurants? Nope. Grocery stores? Only the frozen foods isle (and really, how long can you look at a bag of peas before people just start to think you're weird?) Department stores? Sweat all over the stuff you can't afford.
Even the places that say they do are just a few degrees cooler than outside, if that.
So, if you hear someone say that the french are stinky, now you know why. You would be, too.
PS If anyone is sending a care package my way, some Decaffeinated Luzianne Tea would be heaven right now. (I get the shakes when I drink the leaded version.)