Family Dinner

David Sedaris’ hysterical “Tasteless“:

One of the things they promise when you quit smoking is that food will regain its flavor. Taste buds paved beneath decades of tar will spring back to life, and an entire sense will be restored. I thought it would be like putting on a pair of glasses—something dramatic that makes you say, “Whoa!”—but it’s been six months now, and I have yet to notice any significant change.