Ever since The Great War it's been pretty easy....fashionable even....to poke fun at the French. Example:
TV NEWS: "Today it was announced that the French will be sending a battalion of troops to join the coalition fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan."
ME: "Umm....could they just donate a hundred bucks instead?"
But today I read that a "Parisian archive" (whatever that is) has brought in four of these rather shaggy looking sheep to eat the grass on the grounds of the archive (whatever that is). They're obviously trying to go Green and mothball their lawn mowers, letting the sheep graze to their heart's content instead.
Bravo Parisian archive! (Whatever that is.) Credit where credit is due.
Homeowners of America....UNITE! Let's follow the lead of this innovative Parisian archive (whatever that is) and ditch our lawnmowers. Just think how much more pleasant our weekends would be if we just left the lawn mowing to the sheep? And the fertilizing, too. Screw the HOA! They want Green? Let's give 'em Green!
OK, one last dig at the French. (Old habits die hard.)
It seems that back during one of the many Anglo-French Wars the French captured a British officer. During his interrogation the French asked him why the British always wore red uniforms?
The British officer explained that if he were to be wounded in battle his blood wouldn't show on his uniform and his men wouldn't become demoralized.
The French realized what a morale-boosting idea this was and that is why, to this very day, French officers wear brown pants. ;)
Now you know. Have a great weekend everyone.