It’s temping to think that all you need to do in order to be considered a Parisian is to snort contemptuously at a tourist and then seduce his girlfriend. Unfortunately, it seems, there's a lot more to it, but that being said, stay here long enough and you’ll find yourself taking on a variety of Parisian tendencies. Here's how you know you've officially crossed over...
1. Show your disinterest with the correct sounds/shrugs
You know the ones. The casually dismissive shrug that’s accompanied by a lip pout and a slight exhale of air, and possibly a casual exclamation of “bof” or “pfff”? Know it. Master it.
It doesn’t matter about what.
3. Know how to handle a fonctionnaire
That person dealing with your paperwork at the prefecture? Yeah, until you know how to talk to them and get what you want, you’re not a Parisian. Or even French for that matter.