HOW TO GET AHEAD: A BROAD ... WORKING HERE - Does she mean us? Brits are a very weird bunch if you hail from foreign climes

campaignlive.co.uk, Monday, 13 December 1999 12:00AM

’The pub was the first thing that struck me about working in the UK,’ says Priscille Rousseau, who comes from France and is a sales manager in the London office of sports channel Eurosport.

’The pub was the first thing that struck me about working in the

UK,’ says Priscille Rousseau, who comes from France and is a sales

manager in the London office of sports channel Eurosport.



’In Paris colleagues don’t drink together, but at Eurosport we all go to

the pub after work, which is really nice. The temperament is also

different - the French argue a lot but the English are much more

diplomatic.



’But the biggest thing I’ve noticed is how the English love all this

France/England sporting rivalry. I was really happy when France won the

football World Cup last year, but if we ever lose at football, rugby or

any sport, when I go into work the next day everyone has big smiles on

their faces. At first they don’t say anything at all, but then they

start laughing at me.



’I still love the British. My boyfriend is a Brit, as was my

ex-boyfriend - I’m not quite sure about the next one. However, having to

deal with this sporting antagonism every day sometimes gets a bit

boring.



’I am constantly forced to recognise the supremacy of the British empire

and acknowledge what wonderful drinkers, warriors and sportsmen you all

are.



’I chose to come to Britain and live and work in London. I have no

regrets whatsoever about my decision but listen carefully, for I shall

say this only once: we French are the champions.’



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