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More discussion follows, leading to a provisional name for the new club. For better or worse F.B.O.W. is proposed. It stands for, 'For Better Or Worse.'

Eveline, who has taken part in this discussion, takes the opportunity of a lull in it to tell us about her own personal 'club day' which is always the last day in February, regardless of whether it is a leap year or not.

She calls it 'Kindness and Joy Day.' On this day every year she extends wishes to everybody she encounters - "Happy Kindness and Joy!"

Unlike the proposed FBOW club, this is about as easy to join as the club that is holding the meeting we are presently at, so try not to forget next 28 or 29. February so you can join this club by wishing everybody you see, "Happy Kindness and Joy!"

Well, this has certainly amounted to more 'club' news than I expected, so I will just wrap this up with some random quotes and tips on 'how to visit Paris for a laugh or two.'

"I'm going to play bridge on Friday," Anita tells us, adding, "Other people go on hundred dollar tours, but I prefer to play bridge."

I have to skip the bridge jargon that suddenly erupts between Jan and Anita because it is all completely 'Greek' to me, even though Dana tries to explain it with yet more bridge jargon, even though he claims he doesn't know anything about it.

The short part of it is - if you would rather play bridge in Paris than go on 'hundred dollar' tours, you can do it. As I often say, Paris isn't fussy about what you do here.

Finally, when you are here and are using a photoautomat to get photos to put on your Orange Card ID card, bephoto: club drink sure to pick the option for four photos on a single sheet. The one- photo-option photo cannot be compressed to fit the tiny space available on the ID card.

A fraction of today's 'Drinks of the Week.' The other fractions were gone before before they could be photographed.

The other option is for a Paris-souvenir photo, which apparently shows your head superimposed on top of the Tour Eiffel, which everybody should know is too big to fit in a postage-stamp-sized space.

One of these is perfect for proving that you were photographed by a Paris photoautomat but is equally useless for the Orange Card ID card. Eveline says she ripped her personal copy of this one to shreds.

Eveline has little patience for nonsense produced by photoautomats. I think the sacrifices some club members make in order to be members of this club are amazing.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

As equally amazing as it may seem, you can find out quite a bit of other nonsense concerning what this is about by reading the 'About the Café Metropole Club' page - which will also tell you where to find the club in Paris and the day and time of the meetings.

If you read the whole 'About' page you will also learn that you can become a member of this online magazine's club in Paris, by simply coming to a meeting in order to ignore all of its expired 'rules,' which have been discontinued for quite some time now anyway.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The next Café Metropole Club meeting in Paris will be held on Thursday, 23. August, which is the annual day known as Sainte-Rose's Day, now here at last.

The following day will be another Saint-Barthélemy's Day, which everybody hopes will be perfectly ordinary. Other than this, the day will be Friday as well, except it will be the fourth one in August, which will have one more before it ends.

The café La Corona meeting place will have its doors open wide as it has on all weeks with Thursdays. Your club'sphoto: cafe terrace, quai meeting time will begin at 15:00 and continue until 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - which is 'CET' for short and not 'LKAX' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm in zones without metrics.

The club's secretary, sometimes known as 'Ed,' will be making a few 'report' notes during the coming meeting but this is not worth one millimetre of your attention.

Outside the café, Paris' sunlife continues on the Quai du Louvre.

Make sure to have your new 'Quote of the Week' ready or put your own new 'City of the Week' up for consideration or even invent any other 'Things of the Week,' including new and highly popular 'clubs,' if they are not competitive. Having these on hand might be enough to get them mentioned in a meeting's club 'report,' like this one.

Your carefully chosen words will be welcomed by the other members present - and all readers of this online magazine with the free and real Paris club deal for readers who 'just want to be' members, and don't mind 'reports' about its meetings.

The café's location is:

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

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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