The Franc Also Rises

From: Yocum Daniel GS 21 CES/CEOE <>
Date: Fri Feb 07 2003 - 17:16:33 EST

I just finished _The Sun Also Rises_. The Clueless, Narcicistic, Moneyed,
Modernist. It was slow until Jake prays in that church in Pamplona. But
by and far the best part of the whole book is;

        "The waiter seemed a little offended about the flowers of the
Pyrenees, so I overtipped him. That made him happy. It felt comfortable to
be to be in a country where it is so simple to make people happy. You can
never tell whether a Spanish waiter will thank you. Everything is on such a
clear financial basis in France. It is the simplest country to live in. No
one makes things complicated by becoming your friend for any obscure reason.
If you want people to like you you have only to spend a little money. I
spent a little money and the waiter liked me. He appreciated my valuable
qualities. He would be glad to see me back. I would dine there again some
time and he would be glad to see me, and would want me at his table. It
would be a sincere liking because it would have a sound basis. I was back
in France."

I guess some things haven't changed in 77 years.

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