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While he is getting us to guess which two French cars found themselves on the list for '10 Worst Cars in the World,' another 'real' member in the form of Mark Kritz shows up, carrying a industrial-strength umbrella.

This is in one hand. In the other, he is carrying a wine-colored knitted tie. I don't believe it. Last week's 'Suit of the Week' is matched by this week's 'Tie of the Week,' even though Mark is not wearing it - or a suit.

Before some joker turns up with the 'Socks of the Week' or the 'Fake Nose of the Week' - not farfetched; I saw some in a shop - some order must be restored; unofficially of course. As bothphoto: mark kritz and tie 'real' and 'virtual' club members know, the club's rules are infinitely flexible - so long as they don't exceed our solar system.

However, at some point during the meeting - between "Rob me!" and "Bucolic fever" I choked on my lukewarm double-express café, which put a big blot on the unofficial members' booklet - and! - the unofficial 'club reports' booklet. Two blots during one meeting!

Mark Kritz holds up the red knitted tie, for which he has no suit.

Normally your club is not this crude. And as the club's unofficial secretary I am certainly not going to put either of these blots forward for the distinction of 'Blots of the Week.'

A short time before the time is up, the 'Monsoon of the Week' stops and Paris turns on its spring again. No club meeting ever starts out unpromising, but this particular meeting has been very successful, although it has had no 'firsts' other than Kay's 'first time' in Paris; and this is a 'first' we should not forget.

She promises to return next week with her husband, who has been sent by his software company to ride a bicycle around Toulon, possibly as a cure for jet-lag.

Doug Fuss says drugstores don't have anything good for it - so cycling around Toulon may be the secret formula. We'll find out at the next club meeting.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The date for the club's next 'real' meeting is Friday, 19. May. If it seems to be Thursday and you are definitely in Paris, do not come to the meeting - because a film crewphoto: cafe terrace, after will be using the club's café as a location. Come on Friday instead!

But if you don't happen to be in Paris and you happen to remember it is your club's day - a day late! - wherever you are you can say "It is Café Metropole Club day again!"

Luckily for today's members, Paris returns to spring by the end of the meeting.

The café La Corona meeting place will be open on both outsides as usual, plus inside, next Friday, so the time for your club's meeting remains from 15:00 to 17:00 - which is also known as 3 pm to 5 pm, even if you have an Arabic watch converted to metric.

Come however you are, especially if you can. If you do not expect to be present you can read the regular - this week's - Monday page for this week's general club's news.

The Film Shoot Club Day-Change

This is mentioned above. Next week's club meeting will be on Friday, 19. May - not on Thursday. The café La Corona's management has now doubly re-confirmed that the club's café will be taken over by a crew to film some movie scenes. This will happen on Wednesday and Thursday, 17 and 18. May; because the Louvre is always closed on Tuesdays.

The café's location is still:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre-Rivoli or Pont-Neuf

A bientôt à Paris,
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