A friend of mine wrote this about me:
Tonight, I finished reading “The Sun Also Rises” and realized that you remind me of one of the book’s main characters, Lady Brett Ashley. Why, you ask, would I compare you to a heroine from a Hemingway novel? Because at age 34 she runs off with a 19 year old bullfighter, leaves said bullfighter when he proposes marriage, and says the following at a bar to a friend when attempting to summarize her feelings: ”Barmen and jockeys are the only people who are polite any more.”
I'm not a huge Hemingway fan - I believe he was perhaps unkind and likely a misogynist. Also, I don't know a lot of jockeys. However, he's right about the bartenders.