Living in France is pretty great, but not having a good grasp on the language can be very frustrating. Today I had to make a phone call to Chronopost to arrange delivery of a package, and the conversation was totally in French. Interestingly, I am getting better and better at speaking French, but comprehending the speech of someone else I find very difficult, a difficulty that is only magnified by the lack of face-to-face contact. I got through the conversation, but it was frustrating for me, and most likely annoying for the person on the other end of the phone.
I must work on my French.