The true horror stories in modern Paris Part 35
Mme. Empathy was being confronted by her chef. ‘Madame, you lied to me. I only agreed to install the extracting ventilation directly on the ceiling because you assured me that the ceiling had been insulated.’ Mme. Empathy replied with a smile ‘but it is! I cannot do any more insulation than this.’ He did not quite believe her because this chef did not abuse the extractor to his credit. Any chef would know the hell I was being put through upstairs. At least the other chefs I had the chance to consult was aghast.
I was incessantly hit by relentless vibration that my hands started to shake regularly. My lungs and my necks felt oppressed that I desperately needed to leave the apartment. However, I had to go back and record everything for at least one month. The police would only come and measure the noise level only after I have suffered and got affected by it. My lawyers needed time to gather all the necessary documents and the tribunal in France required HEAPS. Many times I had to grit my teeth to prevent myself from vomiting. Every time the extractor stopped I would drop down on the floor like a puppet with a string that got snapped. At least 10 hours of this every day and all the muscles around my neck and my shoulder became stiff as rock.
Mme. Empathy was annoyed that her mood was ruined by being reminded of me. I knew she was more angry than sorry because I had run into her one morning. She looked at me like a trouble maker whom she had every right to be indignant with. She tried to get the chef to agree with her by saying, ‘that Asian woman is exaggerating to deceive money out of us. It can’t be that bad if she is staying. Asians can breed in any kind of conditions, can’t they?’ like cockroaches, she means. She was not born a French but a naturalized one. Mme. Empathy did not realize that her chef, whom she had hired in order to ride on the Asian cuisine wave in Paris, did not reply. Shortly afterwards, the Asian chef quit the restaurant. This I heard from the other chef who would also quit the restaurant later.
To be continued