Big Guy took Lady M out for another "date night," this time in Paris, but the evening was marred by the French's typical superiority complex. The three of us were having a perfectly fine meal, when Big Guy noticed this big tower out near the restaurant.
Now, usually when he notices things, he expects the folks to somehow make an effort to tie it back to him. He does this all the time, and it's perfectly natural, I mean people do it all the time. For example, in Egypt, he noticed himself rendered by the ancient Egyptians on the wall of a tomb (some will tell you the rendering was Moses, but as Rahm says, Big Guy is the modern day Moses, so it counts). Now that tomb is called the Obama Pyramid.
In Normandy, he commented to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown that he liked the beach they were standing by. Now that shoreline is renamed Obama Beach.
So, of course, we expected that since Big Guy was nice enough to comment on the tower, the French would reciprocate by naming it after him. The Frenchmen steadfastly refused.
As Big Guy noted this is the lack of constructive dialogue between two countries that can really screw up a relationship.