From: My Mother, although my Father had some small part.
Sometimes feelings are based upon facts that are not readily apparent. Just like a dog not liking someone, there may be no apparent reason but it is something to consider. Or just like a mother's or a woman's intuition, you may not be able to quantify and measure it but it is there. That is the gut feeling, ignore it at your peril.
Remember that some people need to make things appear worse for their own agenda, which just might be a byline in the paper or news feed.
As far as American culinary habits, I read where the French don't like Americans drinking Coke with their meals as a wine should be preferred. There is also a reason why American eat with their elbows on the table.
Case in point.
Want to support any (will settle for one) of your assertions with evidence?
If you don’t enjoy drinking wine, then, just drink water. French people love water as well, and will often have some fancy mineral water, sparkling (de l’eau pétillante) or still (de l’eau plate) ready for a dinner with guests. It’s not customary in France to drink a soda, milk or juices during dinner.
Glad you went for the obvious one, now want to explain what that has to do with Covid, other than to imply that it's in response to a general perception of American insensitivity to local customs?
You wrote that you would settle for one so that is all that you are going to get.
When are you going to explain this with proofs:
Pointless, may as well argue with a brick wall.
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
“Illegitemus non carborundum est (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”).”
― Julia Child