Luca Annunziata segnala su Twitter questo lungo memorabile promemoria di Richard Stallman riservato a chi abbia intenzione di invitarlo a tenere una conferenza. C’è un po’ di tutto, dalla temperatura nella camera, agli animali domestici, ai cibi che non gli piacciono, al numero di persone da ammettere a cena.
But if you want to cook for me, or invite me to a restaurant that
specializes in just one thing, or invite me to dinner with a preset
menu, you need to know what I dislike:
eggplant, usually (there are occasional exceptions)
liver (even in trace quantities)
stomach and intestine; other organ meats
egg yolk, if the taste is noticeable, except when boiled completely hard
many strong cheeses, especially those with green fungus
desserts that contain fruit or liqueur flavors
sour fruits, such as grapefruit and many oranges
coffee (though weak coffee flavor can be good in desserts)
the taste of alcohol (so I don’t drink anything stronger than wine)
Don’t ever try to decide what food I should eat without asking me.
Never assume that I will surely like a certain dish, merely because
most people do. Instead, ask me in advance!