Monday, October 10, 2005


Probably more often than your peers in France.

Get this: The UK's Sun tab says nine out of 10 French people regularly don't use the washroom to wash up. The Sun also says 2.5 million French people never take a shower or a tubby.


According to the paper:
The French do spend between 48 and 56 minutes in the bathroom each day — but much of that is applying cosmetics.

Nine out of ten French women and half of the men regularly apply perfume and cosmetics.

A third spend time in the bathroom reading, while a quarter daydream, 14 per cent make phone calls, eight per cent sing, six per cent smoke and one per cent eat.

The findings were published by a respected Paris-based weekly magazine. Their statistical supplement was entitled: “24 hours in France — An Unusual Portrait of France and the French.”

But last night former French leisure boss Pierre-Yves Gerbeau, once in charge of the Millennium Dome, fumed: “This is ridiculous, bloody annoying and unhelpful.”

The 39-year-old went on: “This idea of the ‘Frog’ who doesn’t wash, has a baguette on his head and a string of onions around his neck is passe.

“It’s about as real as the idea of the Englishman in his pinstripe suit and bowler hat.”
Hey, Gerbeau, why the smack talk about Patrick Macnee?

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