On January 13, Nicolas Sarkozy was asked to remove himself from his place of residence.
That request came from French workers protesting cuts to their pensions. Deep down, he knew they were right, but he also knew that someday he would return to them.
With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Angela Merkel. Sometime earlier, Merkel’s unions had thrown her out, requesting that she never return. Can two estranged Presidents share an estate house in the south of France without driving each other crazy?
At first, living together was fun.
They dined on wieners and baguettes.
Merkel shared her love of hip-hop. Sarkozy taught her about The Three Stooges.
Then their differences became apparent.
Merkel questioned the size of Sarkozy’s manhood.
Sarkozy accidentally hung Merkel’s dachshund from the ceiling fan.
Finally, they grew closer.
From their first awkward hug.
To their first open-mouth kiss.