Or, Adventures in acquiring French literacy, part deux.
My French tutor says I’m making good progress, but I need to practice more with real interactions.
So today I went into Galeries Lafayette (think French Macy’s), marched up to the young lady in Customer Service (yes, the sign actually says that !), said, in French, “Sorry I don’t speak much French, but I’d like to ask for a store fidelity card, please.” She asked “You speak English ? I speak a little English.”
And we conducted the rest of the transaction in French.
P.S., when the French ask for your mail address, they mean email.