“You have to keep up with the river because we need to know what she feels today. She’s like a woman, you have to care about her, you have to feed her, you have to touch her – we need to know her mood today.”
Had to listen to Episode 1 of ‘The Underwater Gendarme’, a BBC radio documentary about the Paris River Police, when I saw the quote above, from one of the Brigade Fluviale officers. Willing to bet that you wouldn’t hear those words out of the mouths of their London equivalents. Very French and worth 15 minutes of your time.