We then headed to the post office to mail a book. As we stood in line we were approached by a postal employee who was very helpful. He brought us to the right machine and helped us figure out the postage. It is a new era when postal employees seek you out to be helpful.
After that we ducked into Les Galeries Lafayette just as the rain started to fall. We only stayed long enough for one purchase, but we stepped out into gleaming, freshly washed sunshine.