A/ I don’t have to pretend that I care about politics in France and THIS IS FREAKING GREAT.
OK, I do look at the headlines sometimes, but noone is going to stress me out with absurd questions like “have you read this article about – insert a subject noone cares about, including me and the person asking the question -” and worse, “what do you think”? THIS IS AWESOME.
B/ I don’t have to pretend that I care about politics in the US because:
– French people are easily fooled by my answers that always include a “hey, I know better, I LIVE there” subtext, even if what I say is a huge commonplace (and it usually is)
– Americans smartly assume that I don’t give a shit.