One of my favorite things about the Paris open air food markets is the attention that the sellers give to their produce. I wanted to buy an avocado for our dinner salad so I went to a stand that had a nice selection and asked the seller for one avocado (if you haven’t been to these markets, let me tell you that you do NOT just reach over and pick out the fruit. You need to ask the seller first, and if they indicate that you can touch the fruit, then you can choose one). In this case, she smiled at me and politely asked me when I was going to be eating it? Surprised, I responded that it was for dinner that night. She proceeded to pick through the avocados until she found one that she felt was the right choice for eating that evening. REALLY? Have you ever had anyone ask you when you were going to eat something to be sure it was just right?
Sure enough, when I cut it up that night, it was delicious. Now that’s what I call service!