Holden’s efforts to order alcohol are often met with resistance, leading to embarrassment and emotional degradation. As Holden is sitting in the Lavender Room near several women he wants to impress, he attempts to order alcohol to assert …show more content…
While relaxing at The Wicker bar, Holden decides to confront a waiter about an attractive singer that he observed.
Waiter. ‘It's highly probable,’ he said.
Holden. Witty bastard. All I ever meet is witty bastards. ‘Listen. Give her my compliments. Ask her if that goddam waiter gave her my message, willya?'
Waiter. 'Why don't you go home, Mac? How old are you, anyway?'
Holden. 'Eighty-six. Listen. Give her my compliments.