| alittlebitfrench wrote:|
|Life is expensive for families like us.
Oooh look....headline news from BFM today.
Brit retirees in France have no idea. Those moving with families are going to have a shock.|
I don't know about ALL "Brit retirees" but you are right about THIS Brit retiree
Was in Aldi towards the end of last month (note Aldi, a low-budget shop) and, just to make small talk, I remarked to the cash till person that the store seemed very quiet. Yes, she replied, it's the end of the month. So, people have no more money left to spend? C'est ça, madame.
So, yes, I'd never considered this aspect of things for many people. Not that we are wealthy, we are not; but certainly managing well enough to never have had to consider not buying food until we get paid next month!
Was in Aldi again on Tuesday and the store seemed normally busy (towards the end of the afternoon)....but, of course, with Toussaint being today, people must have been shopping for the jour ferié.
I was saddened and humbled and I couldn't help wishing that it wasn't like that
Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
from Fle pour les curieux