A Toast

Main piece:

“May we get what we want, may we get what we need, but may we never get what we deserve!”


Informant is a first year student at the University of Southern California who grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She originally found this toast on the internet, and liked it so much it has become her signature saying.


The informant and I were at dinner with other friends, and she shared this as a toast.


This toast is used to poke fun at friends while simultaneously making them laugh. It is meant as a joke at the expense of the people present, but it is delivered in a way that seems uplifting, and ultimately is humorous.