One of my “regulars” was a French national. He was the CEO (the Big Cheese) for the local cheese factory. Since I speak French, I would talk to him that way every time we interacted. He was shocked that anyone in America spoke French, let alone some random guy in the middle of the night in some less than metropolitan place. But, over the years, we got to be friends. I never got any free cheese out of him. Bummer.