funny things about french grocery stores...
*you pay a euro for a shopping cart, but the carts at the airport are free
*when you are in line at the grocery store, the cashiers make you wait so store employees can check out first
*when you are in line at the grocery store, people who have just a few items do not hesitate to just walk right in front of you to check out. They do say thank you for letting them go first sometimes, but often act as if it is their right to cut in front.
*when you are in line at the grocery store, when a new lane is opening, there is no common courtesy of letting people go first who have been waiting, it is a shove-fest to get to the counter
*lots of fruit in the displays have mold on them. I am apparently the only one bothered by this
*sometimes the face of a whole pig (actually numerous pigs) will greet you upon entering the store. sometimes their little cloven hooves are there, too. sometimes a nice, juicy cow tongue. eewwww
*Coca-cola is more expensive than wine
*Almonds are ridiculously cheap. hooray!!