Definitely Back In America…



  • Awwww. We love Alan for making you feel welcome in our lil’ ol’ country today, too.

  • Definitely welcome home ! Thank you for allowing me to correct your spelling today. :D

    That’s what you get for coming to the US when I’m spending the summer in France !

  • did you also allow him to demonstrate the seven service basics?

  • That’s hilarious!

  • love that walgreens was a first on your stops!
    have a great trip!

  • David, when will you be coming to NYC? Didn’t see it on the schedule and I’m bummed.

  • If that doesn’t sum it up, I don’t know what does.
    If I ever saw or heard something like that here in France I would probably faint!

  • Yeah David, when are you coming to NYC!

  • “Bonjour, je suis Jean-Pierre, merci pour me permettre de vous servir aujourd’hui” just doesn’t quite have the same ring of credibility to it, does it?

  • Say what you will about French service, but I still remember an occasion a couple of years ago when I purchased ONE cup and ONE saucer in a department store (I think it was La Samaritaine) and once the clerk learned that I would be carrying it back to the US he laboriously and paistakingly wrapped it so carefully that I could have dropped it without incident. His effort above and beyond the call of duty was duly noted.

  • Did I have a David sighting at Tartine Bakery this morning? I was there enjoying my coffee and Pain au Chocolat and swore I saw you!

  • Holly: yes, that was me. Why didn’t you invite me to sit with you? (There were no seats.)

    Then you could’ve come to the ice cream tasting at Bi-Rite Creamery with me!

    Diva: Yes, and tonight we’re going to…Target!

    (Am I one lucky guy, or what?)

    Kevin: Au contraire, mon frere!

    J’adore America. Everyone’s so nice, and they all want to help me.
    (And they even have change!)

  • I was in France two days ago and several times, I heard in department stores, after I said thank you for something ” A votre service, monsieur”. I thought the service people were very polite, exceedingly polite. Maybe because I was well-dressed, i.e. no sneakers, no jeans with holes etc.