Learn Some Manners III

by ritz ~ September 20th, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized.

I hope you read the Learn Some manners I, II . Now here is the last part of the manner!

The most important of all: Table Manners. Check out some of the do’s and don’ts in table manners…

Pick up the napkin with your left hand. Unfold and place it gently on your lap. If you find that one of your untensils is, for some reasons, not well polished or has some leftover food particle clinging to it, simply ask your waiter to replace it instead of trying to wipe it with your napkin.  If you don’t know what you’re eating, DON’T BE TOO SHY TO ASK. You are not expected to know everything. If you don’t like what you’re eating, don’t be shy to split it out but do it inconspicuously. As much as possible, keep your plate neat and tidy and try not to leave food on your plate.

Carry your food to your mouth. Don’t bend you head. If you have to tilt the soup bowl, to get more soup into your spoon, tilt the bowl away from you. If you are eating steak or you have a big slice to meet on your plate, cut the meat as you eat, not wholesale. Cut, eat, cut, eat. Don’t cut pieces piled up wholesale on your plate; it doesn’t look good. Don’t eat from your neighbor’s plate. If you want to try his food, ask for a small piece and put it on your plate or a spare one.

DO NOT BURP! If you just did, say ‘Excuse me.’

DO NOT FART! Excuse yourself from the table and do it elsewhere. Although it is permissible these days to use a toothpick, cover your mouth with your hand when you do. Never pick your teeth with your fingers in oublic. Go to the restroom to do it privately. DO NOT FLOSS IN PUBLIC! :)

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