Le monde real

May 2005

At Le Monde, a French restaurant on Broadway, Upper West Side-ish of New York City; Betty visiting for Sarah’s MFA thesis reading at Columbia

Waiter: And for you, ma’am?

Betty: I’ll take a Bud Light.

Waiter: Ma’am, I’m sorry, we don’t carry domestic beers.

Betty: OK, I’ll take a Coors Light.

Waiter: We don’t have that.

Betty: Miller Lite.

Waiter: Ma’am, we only carry imports. Here’s the beer list—

Betty: Natural Light.

Waiter: ::shakes head::

Betty: What kind of beers do you have that aren’t weird.