My first surreal French moment: I’m getting off of the plane in Paris. In the row behind me, a little girl is happily conjugating a verb: “j’aurai, tu auras, il aura, nous aurons, vous aurez, ils auront.” That’s the futur simple of the highly irregular verb avoir, for those of you who weren’t paying attention in French class. Oh là là, says the mother (really). “I’m good at conjugating,” says the little girl, proudly.
I think I’m going to like this country.