Why Parisians are stressed!

Hello everybody!

When people are asked to give an adjective to describe the Parisians, “stressed” is the one that comes out most of the time. Why? Read these 10 reasons to find out!

1. They have a reputation to keep! The Dolce Vita is characteristic of the Italians so it was necessary to find something else for the Parisians. Have you ever seen a Parisian taking his time? NEVER!!! Admit that “stressed like a Parisian” sounds good…


2. There are always incidents in the metro! Sick traveler, damage equipment, suspicious package, suicide on track, traffic disruptions, strike… How can you stay zen in these conditions?!


3. The metro is a real nest for germs! There are always sick people who cough as if they had the plague so inevitably we end up being contaminated! And there are also people without dignity (I’m talking about adults) who vomit anywhere. I have a phobia of vomit, it makes me sick!


4. Accordion players or pseudo artists with their ultra loud sound system that invade your wagon! Either early in the morning or when you get home from work, it’s always unbearable!


5. Whatever the time of the day, the metro is ALWAYS overcrowded! I can tell you that it’s enough to become agoraphobic or claustrophobic! Sometimes, we even fear of failing to stop at our station…

grève métro

6. Cars NEVER stop to let you cross the street! As soon as the little guy turns red again, they all start with a great rush! Courtesy on the road doesn’t exist…

voitures paris

7. Whether in the metro or the train, there are ALWAYS homeless people who ask you for money! Once is ok but ten times a day is enough! Even if you feel sorry for them, you cannot give to everyone.


8. Learning that there are no more pains au chocolat when you get to the bakery! And no, I don’t want almond croissant or chouquettes, I came for pains au chocolat!!! Know that an upset stomach inevitably plays on your mood. It’s universal: when we don’t get what we want, we stress!


9. Arriving ten minutes before closing time of the supermarket and being denied access by the security guard! Please let me in, I have just a Nesquick cereal box to buy, I cannot start my day without my cererals!


10. Planning to eat crepes on Candlemas Day and finding out that Nutella is out of stock! In EVERY single supermarket in your neighborhood. It’s the end of the world and the triggering of an irreversible stress…

pot de Nutella vide


You got it, the main culprits are reputation, metro, cars and food frustration! And you, what are the main sources of stress in your city? Feel free to give your opinon in the comment field. See you soon 🙂


2 Comments Add yours

  1. DidasVoice says:

    Hahahaha I just moved to Paris less than a year ago, this was hilarious to read. Keep it up

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m glad it made you laugh. Thank you for your comment, hope you enjoy Parisian life! 🙂


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