Like some other people here, I made the mistake of learning French. Not that there's anything wrong with French, but there are a lot more Spanish-speaking people where I live (New York), and when I travel overseas it's usually somewhere in Latin America.
That would be very amusing. I'm in French class, and I'm not really finding any use to it. Also, I don't want to use a translator and an American not knowing Spanish won't be good in the long run. I could teach you some French in exchange.