The Resi, it should perhaps be explained, is not one of the swanky nighteries of the town. It is frequented by young people of the lower middle class. Americans and Germans alike incline to the raised eyebrow when It is mentioned. They will refer you instead to' the uppity—and incredibly expensive—places, like the Rio Rita, the Florida, Giro's, the roof of the Eden hotel. But the Resi, inexpensive and shrieking of tinsel, had more warmth in it for me. I sat at my table watching the dancers and the popping of the pneumatic tubes at nearby tables, listened to the buzzing phones. I got neither billet-doux nor telephone call, spotted at once as an American who probably did not speak the language. '