Friday, January 13, 2012

Zero, One, Two, Three...

Upon checking in to our Paris Hotel…

Me:   So, we are on the 4th floor.  Do they have an elevator so we don’t have to drag this luggage up three flights of stairs?

Matt:  Four

Me:  What?

Matt:  Four flight of stairs.  The 4th floor is actually the fifth floor up so it’s four flights of stairs. 

Me:  I don’t get it?

Matt:  In Europe, this floor is just the ground floor and the next floor up is the first floor and so on. 

Me:  That doesn’t make any sense. 

Matt:  It makes perfect sense.

Me:  So, then when you are counting you start with zero? 

Matt:  …

Me:  Exactly

Luckily, they did have an elevator that was approximately 4’x2’.  It was a beautiful hotel and I’ll post more later about our trip.  



  1. Jess {JessinBelgium}November 17, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Hahaha - my handsome Brit and I have the same conversation ALL THE TIME. He likes to pretend he doesn't know what I am talking about when I say "basil" or "tomato"... And don't even get me started on trousers vs pants.

  2. And of course, they always think they're right. pfft. Some nonsense about them inventing the language, after all. Whatever. 

  3. Ahh, yes. And the joys of being married to a Brit. 


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