How To Eat (1939) ***

Benchley on the perils of trying to eat out of doors, from a tray in bed ("this is strictly a woman's method of eating"), or in a railway dining car, with the narration alternating between external commentary and internal monologue: "First thing he's got to fight is the stranger sitting opposite him. Right off the bat he doesn't like him because he sits down without asking... Stranger doesn't seem any too crazy about him either. Well what's wrong with my food? Just as good as anybody else's food. All right, take a good look at it. Go ahead, make me nervous."