Collecting French phrases in French from French people in France, 2009

While staying in France I decided I needed a job in order to feel a part of the community – in to feel I belonged.  I also wanted to become fluent in French but found myself with absurd, tongue-tying stage fright (social anxiety?).  So my job became to learn some French from everyone I came into contact with.  So in a variety of ways with a variety of results, I told people, in French, that I was learning French and asked if they would please write a phrase in French for me.