After hundreds of years, dining etiquette is filtered into complex rules. Sadly, these common dining mistakes are gradually ignored in a time where we have little time to eat unitedly.
Eating fast-food with our fingers is more popular than using the equipment for a slow meal peppered with good communications.
Do not think those table methods do not mean. As we eat out more – and usually in the western-style environment – it is smart to know the usual way of dining so not to worry yourself, particularly in front of people you want to entertain or fascinate.
Here are ten common dining mistakes:
- Don’t leave your spoon in your coffee mug
Place it on the dish instead.
- When having corn on the cob, hold it in both fists
- Don’t chew with your lips open or smack your mouths
Not only it is unappetizing, but it prevents other people’s communication.
- Don’t dive down after a bent turn
Pick up a different one and move according to the layout.
- If you find a piece of meat you cannot have, don’t spit it out on your plate or into your fist
Eat it into a small part as feasible and then place on the prong of your fork. Then put it on the side of your plate.
- Don’t exclude olive pits or fish bones with utensils
They should be raised with your fingers.
- Don’t shift your plate away from you when you are done
Give it where it is with the silverware appropriately placed.
- Don’t air your opinions in a loud opinion
Be more interested in understanding the other person’s views than in expressing your own. That is the essence of good conversations.
- If you hit over your water glass, don’t say “Oops.”
Clean the glass and keep on reading to your partner. Don’t start cleaning the table with your towel.
- Don’t get up from the desk until your hostess stands
Also, don’t leave the dining room until your seniors have moved.