Bistromathics Food Quotes


“Bistromathics.....The first nonabsolute number is the number of people for whom the table is reserved. This will vary during the course of the first three telephone calls to the restaurant, and then bear no apparent relation to the number of people who actually turn up, or to the number of people who subsequently join them after the show/match/party/gig, or to the number of people who leave when they see who else has turned up.”

Douglas Adams
'Life, The Universe and Everything' (1982)

 


“Numbers written on restaurant checks within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe.”

Douglas Adams
'Life, The Universe and Everything' (1982)

 

 

 

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