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Two older American women travelling in Paris? Are we tagets for muggings or purse snatching!

Two older American women travelling in Paris? Are we tagets for muggings or purse snatching!

Old Nov 11th, 2004, 10:03 AM
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Our newest poster 'nellyanne' does seem to be a bit of a strange addition to Fodors and interestingly enough replies only to 'travelwoman'. Hmmm...

To the original question just don't stand around with your mouths hanging open, put your pocketbook on the park bench while you take snapshots of each other, unfurl your street map while holding up pedestrians on a sidewalk, etc.

That said, more people freely admit they made their own problems (dropping a passport from your own pocket, misplacing a charge card, losing a train ticket, etc.) then are victims of street crime.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 11:43 AM
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I am sure that I read in the Boston Herald once that pick pocketers are more prevelant in Europe. I still dont understand why the police in Paris are so indifferent, They know what gypsies look like and they know what they do. Come on!
 
Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:04 PM
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Mimi, nellyann wrote in her Nov 11th post about the "puritans carrying the ugly puritan steak over". Think she meant streak?

Indie, I too think that travelwomand and nellyann are one and the same and no doubt sitting at her computer grinning from ear to ear over all the time the rest of us have wasted responding to her.

Oh well, not all is loss. A good laugh was had by all, yes?
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:04 PM
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travelwoman- I can't help but wonder why you are so stuck on this issue. How do you know the police in Paris are "indifferent"? Have you been pick pocketed there yourself? What do you want them to do with "gypsies" who have not done a thing wrong?

I'm going to take a wild guess the burgulary and murder rate is higher in Boston than in Paris but that doesn't seem to bother you.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:05 PM
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But travelwoman, I didn't see ANY gypsies in Paris.
 
Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:13 PM
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Thanks, loveitaly for answering my question. I guess, I'm slow
I think that Scarlett and loveitaly are on to something.
Dln, it's probably just the gypsy in her soul, or maybe, sole..... lol
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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dear Mimi, I am just PRAYING that travelwoman and nellyanne (LOL) both go to Europe. She/they have been posting on other threads too. If she/ they are in Paris hopefully she/they will not know how to use an Internet Cafe (and the french keyboard) and we will get a break from their ridiculous postings. #-o
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:23 PM
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Didn't see any gypsies last November.
Saw lots of just plain women, with purses, trudging off to or from their work, or during their lunch hours, shopping... er...kinda like American women do. I saw young ones, and old ones, an thin ones and plump ones...
I never felt threatened. I did (OH THE HORROR) keep change in my coat pockets and gave it them to beggers...
I do that here too when I can...
Interesting idea... rounding up ALL the gypsies...mmmmm... profiling isn't it? DANGEROUS thing that... I mean innocent people would be in the round-up.
Just go with Purpose and don't act silly or scared. Gypsies and wild beasts probably can smell "fear"...and then they pounce!
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:49 PM
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Now listen your people, I would not be caught dead in Boston, esp. this time of year. I am retired in sunny San Diego where it is a gorgeous day, about 65 degrees. Those days are so rare in Boston. So Indie and gang, go back to spy school, you ain't no Agatha Christies!
Mr. StCiris. I think you snorted too much snuff! Take that finger out of the whole in your head! The puritans ate turkey and they brought plump turkey sandwhiches with them with all the fixins and cranberry sauce. Anyone with half a brain could see that way a typo. I am at an age when I can barely use this machine and I do not appreciate your snide attempts to get a laugh at my expense!

Mr. hansuckgoon, it was only yesterday you wrote that crudeness and comedy are distinguishable, playing the holier than though role, and then today you go commenting on my sex life. I guess that your comments yesterday were thinly disguised envy!

Now you people ouht to get a life please. You are just too boring!
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:51 PM
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nellyann dear. I truly think you forget to take your meds these last few days.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 01:18 PM
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You just never know when or where you will find it.. this definitely gets the weirdest, strangest, least coherent thread of the day award!

When did gypsies in Paris become an issue (I thought that was Rome)?
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 01:20 PM
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Travelperson, you're a genius. You finally figured out that the French police have a conspiracy to ignore pickpockets who prey on tourists, especially old American ones. Everyone thinks you're full of it, but they are only jealous that they are not as intelligent and perceptive as you are.

Sarcastically yours, Poohgirl.

LoveItaly, I think you said some very wise words...and this time I'm not being sarcastic.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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Hi Poohgirl, have a great day. I am "hiding" out here at home as we are having a terrible rainstorm. So just sitting here shaking my head over "you know who". Some people really need to get a life don't they. Take care.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 01:34 PM
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Hi LoveItaly: If nothing else, TW made me laugh out loud today. I look forward to seeing your replies (past and future) on this thread. You take care, too.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 01:38 PM
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LoveItaly & Poopgirl

Anyone who can come up with such innovative and original screenames must be truly brilliant!

I have a hint for you, as the rest of us know but apparently in your brilliance you fail to comprehend, "gypsy" is no doubt a politically correct euphemism for some of those undesirables who have desired to make Paris their not so gay home.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 01:45 PM
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<"gypsy" is no doubt a politically correct euphemism>

Oh really?
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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Yes, gypsy is much more widely accepted than the other terms not in vogue for such people in Paris in these times. You obviuosly stll don't get it Suze!
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 02:00 PM
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I have a feeling Nellyanne and travelwoman are related to M_Kingdom. Maybe they're all the same person.

Such anger. Have you ever thought about taking anger management courses.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Mr Madison--go play with Dolly! Travelwoman and I are not the same person--I an San Diego, she in Boston. We are just kindred spirits on the opposite ends of the incontinent.

I handle my anger like I handle my other movements--it all "depends" on the situation. No go play with your Dolly short man!
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Oh I think I understand perfectly.

<Widely accepted> by whom? When were you last in Paris? Who are these other <such people>?
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