Another shocking piece of news
From the Daily Telegraph, some British gloating:
The French have admitted they are "rude, stroppy, and slothful" in a new survey about what they think of their own behaviour.
The poll revealed 97 per cent of Paris public transport users believed fellow travellers were "ill-mannered" and lacked civility.
The biggest gripe was people forcing their way onto trains before other passengers had got off.
Other irritations were passengers talking too loudly on mobile phones, and people sprawling over two seats in packed carriages.
Also included in the list of annoyances were queue-jumping at ticket counters, leaping over barriers without paying, putting feet up on seats, eating in public with one's mouth open and leaving litter behind....
The study comes two years after a separate survey of foreigners visiting Paris voted them the rudest people in Europe.
The TripAdvisor website research found tourists thought the French capital had the least friendly locals, the rudest taxi drivers and the most hostile and aggressive waiters.
Read the whole shocking story here.