#1 Smelly French family 'ordered to leave Musee d'Orsay'01-30-2013, 08:22 PM
By Ian Sparks
4:37PM GMT 29 Jan 2013
The couple and a young child were on a free trip to the Musee d'Orsay with a charity that supports hard-up families.
As the group browsed a room with paintings by Van Gogh, security guards told them they had to leave the building because people were "complaining about their smell".
The worker with the Act for Dignity charity said: "I argued with the security man, telling him the family were all decent and properly dressed.
"Not a single other person had complained about us so I refute the idea that it was their smell.
"We moved on to another room, but we were again met by four museum guards who ordered us out of the building."
How would one group of French know that another group stunk?
01-31-2013, 11:05 PM
Maybe the ones asked to leave were the only clean ones........It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
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02-01-2013, 02:41 PM
Not for one minute do I think all the French people smell.
I do think I know what the reason for them being asked to leave was, if it was anything like what I experienced years ago in Toronto.
Was on my way to downtown, riding on the GO train (fast rail public transit) and I sat down next to a man somewhat shabbily (sp?) dressed, but presentable looking.
I immediately, gagged big-time, as it took my breath away ... literally, and I had to move.
Another passenger saw this and told me that the man was most likely homeless, and the *overwhelming* stench was from not bathing.
I too, would have said something to this family for the sake of the other people in the museum ... but in the nicest way possible.
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02-01-2013, 02:44 PM
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There is no justice.
This fine French family was not allowed to tour a museum, and Yasser Arafat gets the Nobel Peace Prize. Oh, convince me he didn't smell bad.
02-01-2013, 02:56 PM"Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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02-01-2013, 05:32 PMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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02-01-2013, 07:59 PM
It was no accident they made this guy French:
Be Not Afraid.
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