Seaching for Jobs, Tennis and Steve Mcqueen
Trip Start May 25, 2009
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What have I been doing while back in Paris? Getting a job you say? Oh of course not. How about watching movies and wearing my hands out from too much friction!
I may have already said that I found a big old movie scene in Paris. They show all the old Deniro movies and what not. I have been to see Taxi Driver, as well as The Getaway with Steve Mcqueen (King of Cool) as well as the Dirty Dozen
I also saw Inglorious Bastards. Only to realise that 70% of the movie is in another language and all the subtitles were in French. Being that Tarrantino has a lot of dialog in his movies I had no idea what was going on!
I should also say that I have been watching a lot of the late John Hughes movies as well as old Richard Pryor movies. It's like I am doing all those things that I always meant to do but never had the time for back home.
I said I had worn my hands out. Well, my racquet arrived from E-bay a couple of weeks ago and I have been playing at the most awesome Tennis wall in the world. A tennis court complex not far from my flat has its own wall court designed just for hitting balls against a wall. The caretaker thought I was Italian when I tried to ask him “If the fortified stone walls were free to have tennis with” yes I did ask that
I may have gotten the worst and most expensive haircut I ever had last week. I walked around my area physicking myself up for the haircut. I walked into the cheapest and most unisex “coiffure” as they are called here. I can't seem to find any men's barbers here. I asked for a “cut” in French. The girl walked me to the sink and said “shampoo?” I said “nah” “shampoo?” “no” “shampoo?” “Ok then”. You see the sign outside said shampoo and cut. I thought I could just get a cut. First time a girl had ever washed my hair for me.....
Then came the cutting. “Blah blah blah blah” she said while holding the scissors. I mesmerized from my French book to say. I would like just a trim please. Which of course she didn't understand at all. While starting to cut she said “Ok?”. I said “Just a little” Which I think she took as just a little left on my head
Searching for Jobs
I have been doing some job searching. I walked down a street filled with hotels and inquired at about 20. All said no! Some laughed at me. Some seemed offended me even asking, one
lady even waved me to walk out the door. One hotel owner told me I was applying at the worst possible time ever and told me to get serious. haha I also got drunk at a party and a French guy said he might be able to get me a job as a proof reader for their English outgoing documents! So far nothing has happened there. I spent a couple of days walking around to Irish pubs and what not. All of them asked me “have you tried” the Australian bar. See there is these 2 bars called Cafe Oz. They are always full of people but I can never walk in. I don't know why. Too cheesy maybe. They have all the Australian games playing there for all sports and I always stop out the front and say maybe tomorrow. That pub is the place I will go too once I give up trying everywhere else!