Oh là là, the French like to kiss.
Yes, I knew this before I came here, but there are times it takes you by surprise.
The other evening I noticed a French policewoman kiss a couple of stroppy looking teenagers on both cheeks before taking out her notebook and questioning them. Clearly something had gone down as there were a few police milling around and the smell of something distinctly weedy in the air.
It made me smile for a long time – the idea of kissing your suspects before you start interrogating them.