Russ Parsons of the L.A. Times posted this as part of his remembrance of Julia Child on August 15th, on what would have been her 101st birthday.
One of my favorite Julia-isms was the phrase she'd use after a particularly bad meal. When the nervous chef came to the table to ask how dinner had been, she'd smile and respond, "I'm so glad to be here." The chef would go away relieved, with a story to tell his grandchildren. Only her companions understood that what she really meant was more like: "I am sure there must be places even worse."
Reminded me a little of Fake Name.
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