Hotel Humor No. 1

GRAPHICS designer Tracy Turner, working on architect I. M. Pei’s Fragrant Hill Hotel, just outside Peking, presented to the hotel’s assistant manager a list of 25 basic tableware items needed for a Western-style banquet.

Recounts Turner: “The assistant manager threw down his hat and exclaimed, ‘How can you keep track of all this? We eat with two chopsticks, and when we throw a banquet, we add twenty-five more dishes, not utensils!'”

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