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Do The French Need Instructions For Grocery Bags?  
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1832 times:



Now my French is a little rusty and some of the text is obscured, but this clearly looks like these people require INSTRUCTIONS for proper use of a plastic bag! Here in the US, the only thing on the bag is the store logo (sometimes) and the ol' "Dont suffocate yourself with this, asshole." Here's what I can make out, someone correct me if I'm wrong:

1. Remove beret. Take shower. Replace beret. Determine proximity to local soccer stadium. If within 1000m, move to reduce likelihood of soccer-related riot interruption of bag packing. Place whatever periodical you are reading that is currently bashing Lance Armstrong on a table or flat surface nearby. Any and all slim cigarettes are to be extinguished.

2. Place baguette, mime-esque red and white vertically striped shirt, Eiffel tower replica and new carton of slim cigarettes carefully into bag.

3. Burn effigy of George W. Bush. Hug a terrorist. Slip cheese-covered fingers into and around bag handles. Carry bag in friendly arm-slinging motion. Chant pro-UN slogan.

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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1819 times:

Quoting WellHung (Thread starter):
Now my French is a little rusty



 Wink

On a sidenote, Hung: do you ever take part in aviation-related discussions, or did Allah or some other almighty designate you to inform us about such crucial issues like the one you are referring to in this thread? And is that the reason you agreed to lash out US$ 5 a month?  Silly


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1809 times:

Easy MrNiji. This is actually a great attempt at humor from Hung. Don't rain on his parade.

User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 2):
Easy MrNiji. This is actually a great attempt at humor from Hung. Don't rain on his parade.

 Big grin

No worries, he will have his parade, either way..  Wink


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Actually that actually shows the number of ways in which a Frenchman can surrender to a plastic bag. About 50 or 60.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 1):
do you ever take part in aviation-related discussions

Not on this site. To be honest, I don't give a shit about when NW is retiring its DC-9s, what livery looks best on the ERJ-135 or what percentage of male flight attendants smoke pole. I'm interested in aviation, just not the every day operations of every airline. And some of the photos are cool, too. But I'm not interested in congratulating every photographer inthe forum every time they get 25 photos uploaded, either.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4):
Actually that actually shows the number of ways in which a Frenchman can surrender to a plastic bag. About 50 or 60.

And GKirk come raining down with a classic blow. Had the French not already surrendered and retreated, it surely would have been a ko.



User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

The French need to learn how to take defeat a la Lance Armstrong.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Actually, my French is not so rusty and I read that bag. It actually says:

1. Use this bag for the extra large box of condoms you will need as the new group of American, British and German tourists will come sooner than you think

2. When a foreign woman you are talking to mentions having a boyfriend, simply turn up your accent in English and tell her about how beautiful the Cote d'Azur is and you will have her within 5 minutes

3. Bag may be reused to carry off your collection of underwear and throw it in the trash before your girlfriend comes back from Corsica



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

1) Dans nos magasins, il vous sert pour vos achats.
English : In our shops, you can use it for your purchases.

2) Chez vous il peut servir de poubelle.
English : In your home, you can use it as a trash can.

3) ??


User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Strange that an american user noticed that...since every single item in the United States comes with instructions...even a Hammer !!!


MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 9):
every single item in the United States comes with instructions...even a Hammer !!!

Thats so when we have visitors from Colombia, they know how to use even our common sense tools.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 10):
Thats so when we have visitors from Colombia, they know how to use even our common sense tools.

Fortunately, they already know how to use our currency, no instructions necessary...



User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Haha nicely done Wellington  Wink


Go big or go home
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5345 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 9):
even a Hammer !!!

Erm...I've never seen a hammer with instructions...just bought a Philips-head screwdriver at Wal-Mart last night - didn't see instructions with that either. The screws next to it? No instructions either. I think Bongo's been shopping at a "special" stores.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 11):
Fortunately, they already know how to use our currency, no instructions necessary...

Absolutely priceless. Having tomorrow off...this starts my weekend off right!


User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 11):
Fortunately, they already know how to use our currency, no instructions necessary...

1. That is cleary a lack of respect to a Country that has been suffering a lot mainly because of the USA consumption.
2. You American consumers are the ones who use you own currency in that way...just check the stats to see which Country consumes more  Wink



MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 15):
2. You American consumers are the ones who use you own currency in that way...just check the stats to see which Country consumes more

Check the stats to see what country produces more.



-Dan



A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 15):
1. That is cleary a lack of respect to a Country that has been suffering a lot mainly because of the USA consumption.

How is your country suffering becuase of that? Allot of rich guys in your country because of habit forming Americans...all with that American Currency in their pockets.


User currently offlineAirbuzz From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 9):
Strange that an american user noticed that...since every single item in the United States comes with instructions...even a Hammer !!!

Yeah, like the phrase "Warning: may be hot!" on the coffee....


User currently offlineAirbuzz From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Quoting WellHung (Thread starter):
Now my French is a little rusty and some of the text is obscured, but this clearly looks like these people require INSTRUCTIONS for proper use of a plastic bag! Here in the US, the only thing on the bag is the store logo (sometimes) and the ol' "Dont suffocate yourself with this, asshole." Here's what I can make out, someone correct me if I'm wrong:

Hmmm... Yet another useless bash-France thread....

I don't know what is written on French plastic bags, but I'm 99% sure that is similar to the Italian plastic bags, where you can find the phrases: "respect the environment, don't throw away" or "reutilize it for your trash can"...

Do you think they are stupid suggestions?



User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 17):
How is your country suffering becuase of that?

Many deaths..many bombs...read the news !



MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 16):
Check the stats to see what country produces more.

I said it before, and I'll say it again... Ever heard of supply and demand laws?



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineBoogyJay From France, joined May 2005, 490 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

I don't have one at hand now as I'm in the UK but if I recall correctly, it is:

Quoting Kilavoud (Reply 8):
3) ??

3) Mettez le a la poubelle, il pourra etre transformer
Put it in the bin, it could be transformed.

Now on the other side of the bag, I think you have:
"The combustion of this bag generates enough energy to power a 60 Watt lightbulb for 10 minutes"

Instructive.

Now, what about:
"Don't put any animal in your microwaves"
"Very hot coffee! Can injure"
... and many others
If I were american, I would not have start this thread. Here in Europe we don't need on the mirrors the "WARNING! Objects may appear closer than they are" DUH! You learn that when you get your license, don't you?

Beginning like that, we could have instructions for every single thing: "WARNING! To overtake, check your back", "WARNING! Adjust the mirror before driving"... and you end up with a useless full of instruction mirror. Interesting...  Yeah sure

N1120A - liked your post...  Smile


User currently offlinePaul777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Quoting BoogyJay (Reply 22):
If I were american, I would not have start this thread. Here in Europe we don't need on the mirrors the "WARNING! Objects may appear closer than they are" DUH!

Like that one - especially since people here don't use their mirrors when they drive.

The picture is probably one that is going to be submitted as a stupid pet trick for Letterman's show.


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1542 times:




Dear moderators: No.
25 Post contains images N1120A : No, it is a joke, hence I responded in kind L BTW, We're Nuts, you have to be civilized in order to protect civilization
26 Post contains images Komododx : Well someone should read their microwave oven's instructions for the sake of the poor kitty in the first picture: Warning! Do not place cat inside mic
27 Garnetpalmetto : Actually, not to go off-topic, but the rather infamous McDonald's "hot coffee" lawsuit was quite legit..
28 Post contains images Komododx : Oh I'm not saying it's not legit. But as they say: Only in America. Stefano
29 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : Ha, it appears someone is discovering the joys of hotlinking UTA
30 BaylorAirBear : WellHung, why'd you change the pic? This isn't the self-pic thread. BAB
31 N1120A : No, it isn't just legit in the US. It would have been a similar result in France, Germany, etc.
32 CaptOveur : So where is the cat in the grocery bag?
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