“I might at least expect them to make an effort to understand me. After all, I am spending my money in their country. I am contributing to the wellbeing of their economy, for God’s sake! They should be grateful for that. The French are so bloody arrogant! They could at least make a bloody effort, couldn’t they!
Well, yes. I did learn a little French in school. But, you know what? You know what? Right. These bloody foreigners! They don’t even try!”
Deaf he was. Deaf and drunk.
And blinded by the tune of Rule Britannia!