- Amanda Rollins, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, moved to Europe in 2017
- She became an online star by showing what it’s like to live in Paris
- She went viral after candidly exposing what’s rubbing the French the wrong way
An American living in Paris shared the five things that are frowned upon in the French capital – from snacking between meals to asking for a take-out box at restaurants.
Amanda Rollins is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Europe in 2017.
And she became a social media sensation by showing what it’s really like to live in the City of Lights as an American.
More recently, she went viral after candidly exposing what would offend the French – and the revelations might surprise you.
According to the online star, who has gained more than 607,000 followers on TikTok and 55,000 on Instagram, the French hardly ever eat between breakfast, lunch and dinner – and snacking while you’re on the go is totally wrong seen.
“Things that will definitely make you look dirty in Paris,” Amanda began in the video, which has been viewed over 1.4 million times.
‘I’m not saying you can’t do these things, you can do whatever you want.
“But if you do those things, you’re going to get dirty looks.
“Number one eats while walking. The French don’t really snack.
“There is only one thing you can eat while walking – only one thing, a baguette.
“It’s the only thing it’s okay to eat while walking. Everything else is just not super common.
“You don’t see people eating on the subway. They eat at meals, and that’s it.
Next on Amanda’s list of things Americans do that the French don’t like was talking loud.
She explained that Americans often think they are using an “inner voice”, but in reality they are much louder than they think.
‘Listen, I love you guys, I’m you guys, I’m one of you guys. But you fucking scream. Americans – you are a fucking scream, she continued.
‘You shout. Your voice that you think is your inner voice, no it’s not. It is your outer voice.
Additionally, Amanda cautioned against asking to take your leftovers home from a restaurant if you ever visit Paris.
“Asking for a take-out box in a restaurant is really rare and super anti-French,” she told her followers.
The influencer explained that portions in France are usually perfect for what “a normal human would eat in one meal”, so it’s very rare to “not finish your meal”.
“The French finish their meal, as I said, they don’t snack. If they sit down for a meal, they’ll get the whole meal,” she explained.
“It’s very rare that you don’t finish your meal, and if you do, it’s even rarer to ask for a box. You can, I did, but you might get stares.
The TikToker said another thing the French don’t like is when you dress too casual in public.
She advised against wearing “something comfortable” like gym clothes, sweatpants or leggings when you go out.
“If I could live my whole life in sweatpants, I fucking would.” But you won’t see it [in Paris]“, she revealed.
‘Athleisure is for the gym or your home. If you leave the house in leggings, sweatpants or even joggers you’re going to look good, it’s just not how people dress here.
But on the other end of the spectrum, Amanda said you should be careful not to dress too fancy when exploring Paris.
“If you go out in Paris with a short skirt and heels, or if you like to be too dolled up, you are going to have looks too,” she added.
‘For the most part when we go out on a Friday night it’s jeans and a top with boots, trainers, flats or maybe little heels, but since you won’t see the full outfit – the mini full skirt, heels, make up.’
Amanda concluded the video by reminding her followers that they can “do whatever they want,” saying, “Who cares if you get stares? »
Speaking to the New York Post from TikTok, Amanda explained that this was a “generalization” based on her “observations” of living abroad.
“The things I mention come from my observations of life in Paris, my personal experiences and what I have heard from the French people,” she said.
“These are just observations. Life in France is different from life in the United States in many ways, and these are just a few of the quintessential American things that might raise eyebrows here in Paris.
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