Bad Table Manners
Humans have gathered to dine communally since the beginning of the human race. Bad Table Manners pushes the boundaries of food storytelling. Despite a universal love of delicious food, communities’ narratives and food practices perpetuate social hierarchies, caste inequality, and racial and gender discrimination.
Bad table manners are the etiquette mistakes we should avoid at the dining table. This type of behavior can disrespect the hosts or guests, or even make you rude.
If you’re hosting, avoid poor table manners to properly serve and attend to your guests.
If You’re a Guest, Avoid Bad Table Manners to Avoid Any Embarrassment. The worst offenders are as follows:
Eating too fast
It doesn’t matter if you’re starving. If you’re a super fast eater, try slowing down your pace to make sure you finish eating at the same time as your fellow diners. When you’re finished, align your cutlery side-by-side so that it points where the number “11” will be on the face of the clock.
Talking with your mouth full
This can be one of the hardest things for you at the time but when someone asks you a question right after you bite, give a small smile and gesture to indicate that you can’t answer right away. Chew and swallow, then continue your conversation.
Trying to eat too much at once
After a bite, you should not leave food on your spoon or fork. Instead, get small bites that you can comfortably fit in your mouth. This will also make it easier for you to chew your food and your cheeks will not become puffy while eating. This also benefits you in your health.
Passing food incorrectly
When you’re having a family-style meal with large dishes served to everyone, there’s a right direction to go in. Don’t keep food across the table or change directions with each dish. Instead, always serve food in its own right, to avoid confusion as to who is served what or if one gets two dishes at once. You can even designate one person to serve everyone, especially when dealing with hot dishes.
Licking your fingers
This is a major no-no. Instead of licking your fingers for other guests to see, wipe them carefully on a napkin or excuse yourself to wash your hands each time you eat your meal.
Blowing your nose
If you got a chance to sniff it right before your big dinner. Even if you’re sick, it’s polite not to blow your nose at the table while other people are eating. If you can, try to excuse yourself to the bathroom or some private place where you can blow your nose in peace. With this you can save yourself the embarrassment.
Start clearing the table before everyone’s done
Whenever you host people at your place for a meal, don’t start clearing the table until everyone has eaten. It can make your guests feel quick. However, when you clear the table when everyone is finished, you can pile up the dishes. Since you’re not in a restaurant setting, there’s no need to go back and forth in the kitchen multiple times if you can carry multiple plates at once.
Start adding salt before tasting the food
Many people have their own habit of adding salt without checking it, but before you take the salt shaker, make sure you have tasted your food first. Whether you’re in a restaurant setting or a guest at someone’s home, seasoning your food before tasting it can indicate that you think the food has been prepared incorrectly or that it needs salt to taste good. the wanted. Not to mention, you can sabotage your meal and look at it completely.
Talking on the cell phone during meals
It’s just unpleasant. It’s even more obnoxious in a restaurant. Meal times are sacred and should not be distracted by incoming calls or messages. Whether you are my foodie or someone close. You can check your phone multiple times in case of an emergency. And if it’s an important business call? So take it to the lobby. But don’t talk on the phone when you’re at the table or texting or playing a game. This is rude to your dining companions, and sends the message that you are bored with their company.
Licking the plate
It happens many times that the food is very tasty and people do not even leave the plate after eating. You’re not a dog, are you? So don’t lick the plate! Even if you love your food, it is rude to do so under any circumstances. If you still have some sauce left over, try mixing it with the bread. And send your compliments to the chef, he will appreciate this gesture better.