Paris Transit Launches Politeness Campaign
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And our last word in business today comes from Paris, or should we say Paris? It is la politique.
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
For you Francophones, you heard correctly: politeness - or in this case, a lack thereof.
The Paris Public Transport Authority has launched a campaign against rudeness.
MONTAGNE: Ceiling-high subway billboards poke fun at bad manners. They depict French men and women with giant animal heads - a donkey spitting out gum, a frog leaping the turnstile, a chicken clucking loudly on her cell phone. The campaign was launched after transport officials received complaints about train etiquette.
WERTHEIMER: According to one French pollster, 60 percent of those surveyed cited rudeness as their number one source of stress - higher than unemployment or the debt crisis. Quelle surprise.
And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.
MONTAGNE: And je m'appelle Renee Montagne. A bientot. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.