As a late New Year's resolution, I'm going to avoid making awkward comments at galleries. Beep Beep was thoughtful enough to send me a holiday card this winter. Given the opportunity this Saturday, I totally botched a simple "Thank You."
Plus, it didn't help that one of my companions, a couch-surfing Frenchman in a pirate hat, wasn't being a great example of European manners. I mean, his idea of a handshake - making to choke slam one of the gallery owners - was pretty hilarious. But the timing wasn't especially great. (I didn't think he had that much to drink.)
Still, Mark was a good sport through it all. Southern hospitality withstood the insults of the Old World. In another time, it might have been cause for pistols or rapiers...
At any rate, I really did appreciate the card. Best of luck guys.