Thank you is gone missing. Anyone noticed? Andrew O’Hagan, in a Short Cuts piece in this week’s London Review of Books has, viz.
Harold Pinter once remarked that a writer who stops taking buses is likely to lose touch with the people’s speech. I can’t say whether this was true or not in Pinter’s case, though I was with him once in the Café Anglais when he took exception to the waiter’s way of speaking.
PINTER: I’ll have the fish toast with the parmesan custard.
WAITER: No problem.
PINTER: I wasn’t anticipating one.
Originally posted on Boston.com