I hate speaking French over the telephone, even if it's with a friend. It's just so hard. And I hate speaking French to those who work in the medical field (AKA my internal physician or ObGyn). The absolute worst for me? Speaking French with my internal physician over the phone. I had to do that this past week and I'd wished that I could of just asked if I could swing by his office and speak with him face-to-face, but not charge me the consultation fee. He knows that I struggle with French, but he continued speaking too fast and when I asked him if he could please slow down for me? I get an enormous sigh. Rude. And frustrating. And discouraging. And unhelpful. By that point, I just want TH to take care of everything for me. And where does that get me?! Well, it gets me quicker results, but I need to do these things on my own. It's experiences like these that have me yearning for the USA.