I often ask myself if french people are passionate or just completely crazy. Three years later and I still don’t know what to think. The reason is that I come from a country where people barely look at each other and the only reason they will talk to a stranger is if they need to say “sorry” or “excuse me”. Here in Paris, people are loud all the time no matter the situation.
One thing that is truly shocking to me (honestly) is when I hear people having very personal conversations/arguments in public. I don’t know HOW many times I have seen couples fight in the middle of the street screaming hurtful words and having this dramatic breakup. First time I witnessed that, I swear, I was looking around for someone to say “cut” and tell the actors to take five. But no, it was for real.
Crazy or passionate? I still need to figure it out.