I went on an outing with two close friends today, the water-plant/pond store in a nearby charming town, and we had lunch at one of the fancier places there. The food was good, but I wanted salt, and so did my friends. And they are very health conscious, so I take this as vindication. This request resulted in consternation, it took quite some time, and ultimately I got two finger bowls with salt and pepper respectively. Which I had to pinch up between thumb and forefinger. My food was cold by the time it finally arrived. WTH. how hard is it to give a diner some salt. I wanted it because I had a romaine salad dressed with a fried egg, and it was not seasoned, at all.