From Life Is Meals:
Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, after a night of drinking in Paris in the 1960s, ended up at Les Halles at 4 a.m. for onion soup. Pinter fell asleep at the table, exhausted and suffering from stomache cramps. He woke to find Beckett had scoured the town and come back with bicarbonate of soda. "It was then I knew," Pinter wrote, "that this was a man who understood everything about the human condition."