Stream of Consciousness Saturday – jour

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – jour 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 7/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “jour.” Find a word containing “jour” or use it as is. Bonus points if you start or end your post with that word. Enjoy!

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Today’s SOCS prompt is ‘jour’. We need to find a word to go with this. Thanks, Linda!

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bon jour

journey

Those are a couple of words I thought of for the prompt.

Now, what can I say about them? I know what bon jour means – good day – because I took a couple of years of French while in high school. I liked the classes a lot, and I remember a few words of French.

It would have helped if I’d remembered more of the language when I was in the Paris France airport a few years later. I had several hours layover, and kept waiting to hear my flight called. Of course you know how those loudspeaker announcements are hard to understand. Well, in French, it was even harder for me to understand.  Long story short, I almost missed my flight, and they took pity on me and ferried me out to the plane (already on the runway and revved up) on a baggage cart, and I was able to get on the plane through a back staircase.

That was a journey I’ll never forget!

Here’s a couple of things I kept – my ticket to Paris, an Air France towelette, and a fancy airline menu.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

13 responses »

    • Thanks, Ellen! I’ll bet they don’t these days either. This was back in 1972. Flying seems was much nicer back then. Fun to look at the choices they gave, too. 😉

  1. What a great take on the prompt! I can imagine how that felt to nearly miss your plane. I nearly missed mine at the Dallas/Fort Worth as it, too, was the connecting flight but the airport is so huge it is hard to get from one end to the other, especially with my elderly dad. We finally hailed a cart to get us there on time.

  2. CDG or ORY? I flew into CDG from Singapore.

    Trying to understand the announcements in any airport is at best a tricky prospect. I alwys stayed in the gate area just to be sure.

    I had one of the nicest flight attendants on Air France. Very professional but very warm and personable. And the food…!

    • Thanks, John! This was back in 1972, and was at Orly. I thought I had a picture of it but couldn’t find it. They were very nice to me, too, once they figured out my problem. I was on my way to Frankfurt Germany and then on to Nuremburg to meet my husband who was stationed there. 🙂

    • Thanks, Sadje! I don’t know what I’d have done if I really had missed that plane! I should think so, that they’d also announce in English. They might have, but I probably just didn’t hear it in time. I was at the right gate though. 🙂

    • Thanks, Bill! Hee hee! As you see, I didn’t tear it open at the time. Wonder if it would still be refreshing after 48 years? This was in 1972 when I was on the airplane! 🙂 Oh, I also have some powdered coffee creamer and some sugar packets from then, too.

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