French Bankruptcy Proclaimed ‘Most Romantic Ever’
PARIS (The Global Edition) – The bankruptcy of France, which remains officially unannounced but is highly anticipated, has already achieved the status of “most romantic bankruptcy ever” in global economic circles. Most French citizens have met the news of their own bankruptcy with romantic dinners filled with wine, cheese, and baguettes, while Parisians have leisurely come to the realization that they cannot repay their debts while strolling along the Champs-Élysées or the Seine.
Unlike the Greeks, who upon hearing news of their own bankruptcy staged violent protests and fights with police in the streets, France has decided to meet insolvency in a more traditional, romantic way typical of the country.
“Romantic French kisses are definitely a much better way to cope with financial distress than lighting cars on fire. If we have to face these problems, why not do it while thinking of love?,” asked well-known French economist and hopeless romantic Pierre Loussenne.
All across France, citizens have been using their imminent bankruptcy as an opportunity to visit their penniless an indebted lovers, and the sale of roses is booming. There is a growing fear in neighboring Spain that the wave of romance could spill over into their country as well, weakening the once lively recession protests that have already begun to stagnate.
European media have unanimously dubbed the French insolvency “the most romantic in European history”, while noting that Italy is the only country that could eventually go on to have an “even more romantic economic collapse” in the near future.