Have taken this approach towards life in France [kind of] I get nervous about the stupidest things like going to the checkouts - but srsly, 'what's the worst that can happen?' I don't understand something they say? They don't understand something I say? Anyway, it isn't the end of the world, that's all I'm trying to say I guess - thought of kissinginkansas' thread about not being about to speak to people/make phone calls etc.
Anyway, yeah. Huzzah.