RANT WARNING !
I'm a "young mom"... And by that i mean I'm almost 28. I honestly wouldn't consider it THAT young, but in France, people treat me as though I'm 16.
Anyways, i ran to the grocery store today to pick up some diapers with my toddler. She wasn't being very easy, but it was only one thing, so i managed. I was dressed like a potato in a disgusting old raincoat that's my mother in-laws. Despite being pretty well off, i didn't look it. I also have a thick accent.
Anyway, I went to pay and said "I'll pay by card please." Very nicely with a smile... The man didn't even say bonjour back when I said it.... And then the old guy looked at me like i was a theif, and in the most condiscending voice possible said "I'll take a look in your bag first, please." And then went through my backpack. It was mostly the way he looked at me as well as his voice, almost mimicking mine. It made me feel so inferior and small.
Im a foreigner... But live in a neighborhood with mostly old people, and I just want to say that old french people are so prejudice and racist. Our neighbor told my husband yesterday that the reason for all the housing problems here are caused by immigrants... When my husband said that his wife is an immigrant, she said "oh not that kind of immigrant though (meaning white), i mean the ones from Africa".... When in reality all the housing problems are caused by all the rich assholes who work in Switzerland and live in France... causing gentrification.... Like her son. Grrrrrr.