On my way to find the ice cream at the Foire Expo in Perpignan yesterday, I paused out of curiosity to check out a display of pots and pans. A bit pricey - one fry pan I looked at was 90 Euros (about US $120).
An elderly woman next to me was looking too. She pointed her finger at the price sticker on another pan, turned her face toward me, and rolled her eyes in a way that clearly expressed: "Ridiculous! Who would ever pay that much?"
No words necessary. No Francais. No Anglais. Communication received.