– You’ve learnt the art of queuing sideways. Waiting in line is for wimps: in order to get anywhere in life, edge forwards slowly whilst facing to the side. Sneaky and effective. Bonus points if you shoot glaring looks at people who dare to object.
– You’re horrified at the thought of starting the day without your fresh baguette from the local bakery and scoff at the idea of eating the British version of croissants and patisseries.
– You hear the dreaded word ‘Greve’ and hardly bat an eyelid. Just a standard day of wrestling with public transport strikes then.
– Your head is a constant metro map. When someone mentions a new bar, your first thought is – what metro line is that on?
– Your night at the aforementioned bar is cut short at midnight because you have to take the last train home.
– You spend hours trying to find a specific place and somehow end up on the opposite Bank of the Seine you started on. Yet you claim to know Paris like the back of your hand.
– You roll your eyes at the tourists and their clichéd photo opportunities. Possibly accompanied by some serious head shaking and mutterings of: ‘Ah, les tourists!’
– You deliberately stand in their way when they’re trying to take these photos.
– You no longer feel the need to say ‘bonjour’ to people. Politeness is just a waste of time.
What do you think? Feel free to add your own ideas!