One of the recurring jokes in France is the nature of the folk that live in my region, la Creuse. They are portrayed in the media as backward paysan and there’s even a comedy franchise built around the fictional Bodin family (think the Archers crossed with Mrs Browns Boys). Unfortunately even the cruellest of stereotypes has a scintilla of truth at its core.
I was sitting in the car outside the Bourganeuf Aldi today in town (other supermarkets are available) when a tractor pulled up outside the car park. Imagine my surprise (and amusement) when the driver nipped into the store did his shopping then calmly loaded his purchases into the front bucket of the tractor. I took this photo as proof so the current Mrs Broom wouldn’t think I was having another cowboys and Indians moment (see much earlier post).
Thought I’d share it with you.
|Difficult to see from my phone camera shot but he’s loading the bucket of the tractor from his shopping trolley. Lol.|
Toodleooh mes amis.