I was in France my senior year of high school (1986). I had taken four years of French and spoke the language very well. I had NO problems with anybody there being rude. I believe French people are very much like Americans in that we both believe that our culture, our way of life and our language are the best. Unfortunately, in the United States, many of us are offended and downright angry when people are here not speaking English. The French could possibly be the same way. Not everybody in the world speaks English, and the rest of the world doesn’t revolve around America, even though we sometimes think so.