Very nice of you both to say so. I frankly don't know how this stereotype came into existence. I suppose we have our share of haughtiness as much as any other population, but not especially more... At least, I can assure you that I'm always pleased to help people find their way in Paris !

I have also noticed that more and more Parisians are able (and even eager) to speak English, even if their accent may still be quite picturesque (but after all, it's all part of the "couleur locale")