„Haben schon gewählt?“
Just as 200 years ago,
the guests are spoken to in the third person
and are asked what they desire.
"Have You Already Chosen?"
"One feels that one is well taken care of
but not badgered when the third person is in use.
"One knows that one is being well looked after
in a professional manner without having the feeling
that the provision of this service is a grace.
"Do you want to find out more about this?
Then go straight to the Demel."
(Friedrich Torberg, "Die Tante Jolesch")
Source for text and English translation
of the quote from Friedrich Torberg's
"Die Tante Jolsch":
Clicking on the images
will take you on more