To kiss or not to kiss

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.

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