It's confession time. I am addicted to Diet Coke. I am also one of these people that will order the water when my only choice is Diet Pepsi. They are not the same thing. My co-workers never miss an opportunity to make fun of me every time the hear the classic opening of the can. "Tres Americaine"
In France my Coke is fancy schmancy. She prefers to go by the name Coca-Cola rather than Coke because it sounds so je ne sais pas - sophisticated.
Also, please don't refer to my Coca-Cola as Diet. How insulting. Here she prefers to be referred to as Light.
All of this sophistication comes at a price though. In my office this lovely costs me 80 centimes (over a $1.00). If you order here on a lovely terrace at a cafe - she can cost you over 2 euros ($2.50).
But she's well worth it. Welcome to France.
If you are curious about anything here in France, stop by my FB page and leave me a comment. I will try to answer in a future Welcome to France (WTF) post.