I will try my best to walk slower, to sip my wine as a means to savor it as opposed to getting drunk, and to keep my inside voice at a low level that separates me from the American tourists.
"I love him like that Bon Iver song I can't stop playing," I said.
To which he responded that Americans were careless with the word "love" and used it too frequently.
He also brought up how he was hurt by the way I occasionally thanked servers at restaurants with "Thank you, love," as I would say to a friend who passed me the salt at the dinner table.
We'll ask each other how much we pay in rent without the slightest hesitation, but dare to ask such a question of a Parisian and you're deemed rude and nosey, or simply very "American." to watch.
Or maybe if we make it through dessert in record time, we can get to the bar before last call.