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Boy, Don’t You

June 11, 2007

Holden Caulfield, after saying goodbye a phony-looking Navy guy, the date of a friend of his older brother’s:

I’m always saying “Glad to have met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.

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One comment

  1. […] is deconstructing social norms and exposing them for the exercises in affectedness they really are. For example, having to say “Glad to have met you” to someone you’re not at all glad to have […]



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