Hey, mature people: Are you noticing how I'm cutting my food?
August 6, 2013 8:28 PM Subscribe
So from what I understand you're supposed to do it zig-zag style, especially in a nice restaurant - fork-stab with your left hand, cut with your right hand, then switch fork to your right hand and eat. I don't do that.
posted by windbox to society & culture (43 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm right handed, so trying to jab something with my fork in my left hand I feel like a klutz with poor motor skills. Seriously, I fumble around and look like a child.
So instead I fork-jab with my right hand, cut a piece or two with my left - which I find tremendously easier - then lay down my knife, and eat the bite(s).
Okay, so let's say you're in a fancy steakhouse on a business dinner, talking business things, and that latest article in the Business Money Times. And you look across the table and see me cutting my food like I mentioned above. Are you noticing? Are you giving a shit? Do I look like a redneck? Or is it 2013 and we don't care anymore.
Just wondering if I should really practice cutting the "proper" zig zag switcheroo way and perfecting that left hand fork-strength if I want to be taken seriously...or if it really just doesn't matter.