The Difference Between French and American Men

by Sarah

I have hung out with two men this summer who thought I was entertaining enough to send me an email afterwards. One was American and one was French. Both emails were simple in content, but I laughed over the difference in the subject lines. The American’s, “American boys rule!!!” seemed distinctly preteen, even though the guy was 32. The Frenchman’s was much sweeter. The poor guy can’t really speak English and his subject was corny but it was cute that he tried. Funny that they both fit “American” into the subject line. Both names started with “J” so I’ll just leave their identity at that.

American Email
——— message ———-
From: J
Date: Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 4:46 PM
Subject: American boys rule!
To: “”

Hey Sarah,

Did you get my text? If not, had a blast with you in Sorrento! Hope you have some amazing travels and send us your blog stuff.

Stay in touch…

French Email
———- message ———-
From: J
Date: Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 2:39 AM
Subject: A small kiss for my favorite american

I do not know if you remember me… I have was very happy to dancer with you. I have a very bad english….. Are you still in France?

Your french


About sistersbailey

We are Perrin and Sarah Bailey, collectively known as “The Sisters Bailey”. The moniker was born out of a crazy weekend at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest and it was the first time we had ever been referred to as one unit. We grew up in Alexandria, VA together and then separated for college - Perrin to The University of Pennsylvania and Sarah to Northwestern University – and somehow landed together in New York after graduation. It was in the midst of the hustle of Manhattan that we became friends for the first time in years. Somehow we landed jobs in the same industry - Sarah worked in marketing at HBO and Perrin managed creative digital promotions for her media agency’s main client, Disney - just three blocks from one another. One day we decided to leave our jobs, sell our belongings and travel abroad with a backpack and a collective savings of $10K. The stories of our continuing adventures and those of other fearless travelers are here to inspire you.
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1 Response to The Difference Between French and American Men

  1. travelingmad says:

    The French guy is trying. At least you can understand what he means. I laughed at this stuff all the time back home.
    Now that I’ve moved to a foreign country (France) and am trying to talk to people, I realize, this is harder than I thought!
    : )

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