Do you feel honoured? You're reading the words of the new hero of Quebec! Okay, maybe not quite 'hero', but it looks like I won them over. Judging by the reception I got on the podium at Montreal, I don't think I could have been more popular if I'd been Jean-Paul Tracy. And considering the treatment I got when I first arrived in the city, that's pretty good.
They had quotes from my last Paul Position column all over ESPN's Sportscentre on Thursday evening - and then they had Sebastien Bourdais' replies from a press conference, telling the Quebecois to give me the reception I deserved.
The comments about Frenchmen keeping their helmets on when they fight didn't upset Nelson Philippe, who is pretty easy-going, and Alex Tagliani took it as a joke - he's fairly easy-going too, likes to have fun. But Sebastien wasn't happy, and obviously saw an opportunity to get the people of Quebec against me.
Well, what was I gonna do? I had two options: sit in the truck and hide away, or do something to win the crowd over. Well, there was only one way for me to deal with it, and that's interact - sign autographs, speak to the fans, pose for pictures and so on.