By Randy | September 19, 2007
- Do not play with the table utensils or crumble the bread.
- Do not put your elbows on the table, or sit too far back, or lounge
- Do not talk loud or boisterously
- Be cheerful in conduct or conversation
- Never, if possible, cough or sneeze at the table.
- Never tilt back your chair while at the table, or at any other time.
- Do not talk when the mouth is full
- Never make a noise while eating
- Do not open the mouth while chewing, but keep the lips closed. It is not necessary to show people how you masticate your food.
- Never indicate that you notice anything unpleasant in the food.
- Do not break your bread into the soup, nor mix with gravy. It is bad taste to mix food on the plate.
- Never leave the table before the rest of the family or guests, without asking the host or hostess to excuse you.
- Eat soup with the side of the spoon, without noise.
- The fork is used to convey the food to the mouth, except when a spoon is necessary for liquids.
- Raw oysters are eaten with a fork.
- If you wish to be served with more tea or coffee, place your spoon in your saucer.
- Tea or coffee should never be poured into the saucer to cool, but sipped from the cup.
- If a dish is presented to you, serve yourself first and then pass it on.
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