Salad Quote(a)

Today, in the composer Virgil Thomson’s archive file, I discovered my new favorite quote (and no, it’s not one of his well-known ones):

 

“There is too much salad in the world,” he said to a waiter at the Ritz.  “And it should not be encouraged.”

 

If ever I eat at the Ritz, I must think of something equally pithy.  I’ll bet those who work at the Ritz never respond to things like this, except superciliously.  I cherish the idea that their brows go up or they say something along the lines of a suave, “Indeed, sir.”  It’s just begging to be tested.  I’ll bet someone a dinner.

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