Saturday, 13 May 2017
The true horror stories in modern Paris Part 23
Needless to say our Madame Empathy does not give a toss about other people. She just wanted to have fun without paying a price for it. Why not? Men had indulged her for her looks and seduction all her life. Keeping to the rules was for fools and ugly women who could not hope to manipulate men. That was the reputation which had preceded her, but the truth was she did not care for the life of others either.
In the historical part of Paris, the buildings are made of natural material, not cement or modern stuff. Thus the authority PASU regulates so that restaurants do not install electric appliances of capacity higher than 20K in the old residential buildings. Otherwise the noise would be too loud and generate excess electromagnetics. Long exposure to this electric wave would cause cancer, so it has been discovered. ‘But I won’t live in the building, so I will be safe’ thought Madame Empathy. She had already chosen a HUGE shiny commercial refrigerator. Nothing but the best for her. It did not even enter her mind, but the resident above the restaurant was an old frail man. He is already mentioned as Mr. A. in the previous true horror story in Paris.
‘You’d better wait two months before you install it’ suggested Mr. Pride. The authority does not normally check the facilities once the permit is granted, but the old protected historical building is examined by ＡＢＦ（architectes des bâtiments de France）to ensure the cosmetic beauty of the building was not lost. If they saw an enormous refrigerator they might alert PASU. Of course, after two months, no one would be able to stop the cheaters. Mr. Pride had heard that an Asian woman was going to move in after Mr. A. With a grin Mr. Pride added, ‘Asians are too stupid to complain or for anything.’
That Asian was me. I was walking into the dark side of Paris. To be continued.