Saturday, August 6, 2011

l'épicerie

{this photo has nothing to do with this post whatsoever}

You know how Le Petit Village only has one épicerie (no boulangerie, no boucherie, no patisserie, just one épicerie)? Well that one épicerie has been closed since June 1st. June 1st! Can you believe it? Now it's not like the thing was heavily stocked anyway, but it was there and good to pick up your baguette or if you ran out of butter, or cream or needed an onion, or garlic bulb or a can of Orangina or something (because sometimes I need a can of Orangina), but only if you needed one of these things between 8am and noon. Any other time and you were S.O.L. because it was closed. Or on Wednesdays. Wednesdays it was closed all day. So Wednesday was basically S.O.L. day.

But anyways, It's been closed for two months because Child Bride's grandmother, who had owned it, sold it.
(Sidebar - Before Child Bride's grandmother owned it, Mrs Honey did, and before that, Papa's Wife did... it's all in the family).

The new owner (some lady from Apt or someplace) decided that she wanted to completely gut it and wouldn't be opening until the beginning of August. Well it's now the beginning of August and today is supposed to be the day it is finally opened. And in a little bit I'm going to go and check it out. Because I've already been twice (once on Wednesday when it was really supposed to be opened, and once on Thursday when it definitely should have been opened and it wasn't) so maybe today is finally the day that you can actually buy a couple of things here in Le Petit Village.

And check this out... there has already been a scandal... the new owner has said that she is going to make sandwiches to sell to the tourists tomorrow for la brocante (like a big flea market in the village) and for the village fête next weekend. Well The Parisian got word of this and stormed (maybe he stormed, he could have stomped or moseyed for all I know, but I'm enjoying picturing him storming) into l'épicerie and started shouting that she didn't have any right to make and sell sandwiches in the village that was the bar's job, not l'épicerie's (I so wish I was a fly on the wall for that, and for the record, The Parisian has never sold sandwiches in the bar before), but she held firm and said that she would be selling sandwiches anyway (I'm feeling a feud coming on...).

So I think I'm going to like the new épicerie lady.

Maybe I can get her to serve Rosé?

bisou

29 comments:

  1. The life in le petit village must be funny! How many people lived there again? Sounds like everybody knows each other :)

    I hope this makes the Parisian to try harder and actually get stuff in his bar (because he will be afraid of the competition) ;)

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  2. she looked at me like had two heads when i opened the door on thursday. um, samedi matin you eejit!

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  3. Ah, the drama! And wait! You son't have a 8 à huit? Quel horreur!

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  4. o.m.g. This is big. A feud with the Parisian...wow. This could turn Le Petite Village on.it's.head.

    This is better than the Young and the Restless.

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  5. Good luck getting her to serve Rosé! I at least hope you get your Orangina fix!

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  6. Oh small town French scandals, they are just the best :)

    Can't wait to see what unfolds!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  7. Oh small town French scandals, they are just the best :)

    Can't wait to see what unfolds!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  8. Ohhh the drama! I say go for it, buddy up with the new owner and get you some friendship perks ie good wine and booze that the bar owner lacks! Can't wait to Baer how this all plays out! Bisous!

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  9. So much drama! I love it! If there is a feud, you must tell us all about it. I hope they both sell sandwiches and throw down in the streets. Take pictures if you see anything good.

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  10. Sara...so behind on my blog reading...sitting down and reading today transports me to another place and I am smiling. I do so enjoy reading about your little village.

    The photo with the baby and shades...cute...like he is in the crook of luxury.

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  12. Gosh that is hysterical but oh so typical!! Your life is a mini series in the making!!

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  13. HA HA! Isn't small town drama fun?

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  14. Oh, I can't wait to see how this plays out. Being a man, Le Parisien is going to get all competitive now. Yum- this could turn out well for you!

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  15. This just might be the best thing to happen to the Parisian and this competition will definitely benefit the customers (aka you!) It sounds like customer service is a foreign concept in le petit village. Let us know how it turns out.

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  16. I'm sat here slack jawed...Sandwiches!!! how dare she!!!...what a bitch she must be.

    I do wish we had a good little shop near us, and a bakery so I could walk to it on a weekend morning and get a paper and some fresh bread for breakfast. It would have to be very local to get me to walk there, worst case I could take the car.

    Anyway, I hope you find it open when you get there, if it is you should celebrate by having a sandwich, just don't let the Parisian know.

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  17. Les Hayfields et Les McCoys! Quel fun!!

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  18. Oh I love this it sounds like an episode from 'Allo 'Allo - who will dare buy the first sarnie?

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  19. Just the boot up the arse the Parisian needs; I love it!

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  20. I love the drama in le village - your posts always crack me up and I really look forward to reading about all the drama/interactions amongst all the people in le petit village! I almost feel like I'm vicariously a part of it all. Can't wait to hear about how this all unfolds! xo

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  21. Hahaha that is so funny! Especially as he has never made sandwiches before :p this new lady sounds fantastic!

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  22. Every good celebrity feud needs a good money making scheme. Hear me out: Team Epicerie Lady and Team Parisian t-shirts! Eh? Ehhh? PS - I'm really good at puffy paint. Like really good. A bottle of rose, some white french shirts and 2 colors of puffy paint and we could bang this out in like an hour, just in time to make money off the tourists.

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  23. And Fifty could model a t-shirt. Ok I'm done!

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  24. Maybe you should request that she start selling Starbucks? ;)

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  25. Scandelous! I love it! Cute picture of the baby. May not have anything to do with the post, but how could you not post a picture that cute?!

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  26. admittedly, i clicked on this post for the pic.. but what a funny story, too. I say, go for it, befriend the new lady.. you might get your orangina on wednesdays after all. =)

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  27. I actually gave a fist pump for joy when I read about the selling of sandwiches - it's like she listened in on our conversations! The Parisian must be fuming - and yet absolutely unwilling to do anything other than huff and puff ineffectually.

    This is awesome. Please keep us updated, I'm with Sarah - this is better than the Young and the Restless.

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  28. I can't believe there's only one epicerie; quelle une petite village vraiment!

    Hopefully everything has worked out now that we're in mid-August. Any update?

    Otherwise it sounds like the villagers may have to start making their own bread like in the old days, heaven forbid.

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  29. Backreading and I do think that I like this new épicerie lady! She seems to have some spunk. And I'm betting with the whole gutting things and ahem, giving a shit, she might keep things fairly well stocked. On edge to hear if there will be a feud.

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