I was in Glendale, on my way to Quest Diagnostics for a blood test, when I saw this fabulous cluster of signage for Kabab Way, on South Glendale Avenue. I was fasting for the test so I couldn’t go in.
I was reminded of necessary conditions and sufficient conditions, formal terminology from logic, about which (in truth) I know very little, though in this case I think I understand the basics. “No heartburn” seems a necessary condition for a decent restaurant, but it just doesn’t seem a sufficient one.
Just as relevant, why stop at heartburn? Why not hang a sign outside your restaurant proclaiming other necessary restaurant conditions: “no food poisoning,” “no vomiting," “no diarrhea”?