I was reacting to the "disease" qualification of tourists, not to your own story (for which I don't care). As for the shopkeepers and restaurants employees, every French knows that in Paris those are particular cunts. Can't say the same for the rest of the country. On another unrelated matter : it's easy saying "McDonald's shit, why the hell not some real food ?!", but the truth is unless you get a table in some very expensive place, most of what you find in bitros around Paris is utter crap by now ; frozen food cooked by the microwave and sold for the cost of a kidney. It's a city that made a specialty of scamming the tourists (even nationals) and mistreating its patrimony at the same time. The same go for all major French cities, at a lower scale.