I was judging some industry awards recently and was talking to a fellow judge; suddenly we started talking about teaspoons and in this case the lack of them. We were at a large, five star establishment in London. The teaspoons were beautiful silver, immaculately polished but there were not enough of them. People had to ask for more and the waitress who was immaculately turned out with a beautiful smile had to disappear and get more. Judging by the length of time she was away I suspect she was collecting dirty teaspoons as she returned to the kitchen and having to wash them. Which do I remember most the lovely venue or the lack of teaspoons?