The World's Most Expensive Beer
The two previous posts have been filled with effusive praise of France. Not quite everything about my trip was perfect. Here's my most humiliating Parisian experience. I had about thirty minutes of downtime after visiting the grave of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. I reckoned a quick beer was in order. A waiter at a seemingly modest cafe asked me if I wanted a small or large glass. I'd seen people sipping from puny cups, so I requested a large glass, thinking I'd receive a pint. I was distressed when he returned with a liter of Carlsberg. Imagine my chagrin when I saw the check- 22 euros for the beer and 8 euros for my companion's hot chocolate! I considered throttling the waiter or making a dash for it. Instead, I laughed like a madman as I spent the next hour drinking the world's most expensive beer. I am an idiot.