“Can you spare any cheese?” she begged to passers –by.
“Why cheese?” some of them asked in return. Then they registered why, and moved on.
“Can you spare any cheese?” she requested of men and women and children.
“Stay away from the crazy cheese lady,” the parents warned their little ones.
“Can you spare any cheese?” she enquired to the cows and their farmers.
“Why should we give you our milk for cheese?” asked the cows.
“I’m French,” she replied, “and need something to go with this wine.”