Takes one to know one
Think Americans are the only ones with a low view of the French? According to new poll figures, even the French public has surrendered to self-loathing. A survey conducted by the International Herald Tribune found a whopping 44 percent of French people took a negative view of their fellow countrymen, outstripping even the United States' negative view of France. Among Britons, 33 percent held a negative view of the French whereas only 29 percent of Spaniards and 14 percent of Germans did.
Oh...and if we didn't already think the French were lazy enough? Check out the latest quote:
"Why not a nap at work? It can't be a taboo subject."
French Health Minister Xavier Bertrand on plans to promote on-the-job napping in France. The country already has a 35-hour work week and liberal vacation policies, but the ministry says one in three French people isn't sleeping enough.
Perhaps that's why they have such a low esteem of themselves...Guess we'll never know. I would like to note, though, that we probably shouldn't diss the French too much. Pride comes before a fall, doncha know.