8 Dining Mistakes You’re Making That You Never Knew About!

 

When I think about dining etiquette, and what I presume other people think about it as well, is that it’s just about going to eat, right? You sit at a table, eat your delicious food and be done with it. Shouldn’t be that simple? But it’s not. And, really, it’s all a matter of principle, the mannerisms, the respect it shows, and so forth. “What am I doing wrong, though?” I hear you asking. Well, here are 8 dining mistakes you’re making that you never know about!

For example, did you know …

1. How you position your utensils sends specific signals to the waitstaff?
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!

2. Rubbing your chopsticks together is considered rude? It’s a sign that the establishment is low quality or their utensils are cheap.
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!
(Source: Miami New Times.)

3. Resting your chopsticks across your bowl is considered a breach of etiquette?
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!
(Source: Best American Arts.)

4. Letting your chopstick stand in your rice bowl is considered an offering to the dead? 
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!
(Source: Just Hungry.)

5. That there is a proper way to hold and place your utensils down? You shouldn’t hold a knife like a dagger or place the cutlery back on the table once you’ve picked them up. 
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!
(Source: The Art of Doing Stuff.)

6. You should pass the salt and pepper together ALWAYS? Don’t pass the salt or pepper separately. 
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!
(Source: Macma.)

7. This is considered an INFORMAL dining setting?
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!
(Source: Etiquette Scholar.)

8. And this is what a FORMAL dining set up looks like?
8 Dining Mistakes You're Making That You Never Knew About!
(Source: Etiquette Scholar.)

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