Arnon Grunberg



A Fawlty Towers moment at Restaurant Lincoln earlier this week.
“I’d like to start with the tartare, the hamachi,” I said.
Waiter: “Yes, the price is right here.”
“Yes, I’d like to order the hamachi, if that’s possible. So I start with the hamachi.”
“As you can see it’s 26 dollars.”
“I’d like to order the hamachi. I don’t want to know how much the hamachi is, because I can see that it is 26 dollars. I’d like to order it. I’d like to eat the hamachi.”
“Oh yes, of course, that’s also possible,” the waiter said.

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