Our waiter was kind enough to take our picture at dinner tonight, in addition to coaching both of us on some of the finer points of eating in the city. We still have a long way to go, but at least we got some of the awkward moments out of the way. So far, all stereotypes regarding the French being a little standoff-ish have not played out at all. In fact, the guy who checked us into our hotel room even upgraded us to a room with a nice little balcony. Must be the suave use of my HS French lessons!