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Do you know how to use them?

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by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Replies (31-40):
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Yep

armywifey26
by Krissy on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM


Quoting Crazy-Steph:

No


vboatner
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:39 AM

Yes I can. DH is not very good at it though! The kids have these little rubber people that they use them with too!!

Mommie2Kailen
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:40 AM

yes i do and ii have taught my 7 year old too as well

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:40 AM
2 moms liked this

Here  you go, lol

Chopstick Etiquette

  1. Never waive the chopsticks over food when having a meal because it is considered poor manners.
  2. Never spear or poke food with the tips of the chopsticks because it is bad manners. Certain things may be more difficult to pick up with chopsticks, but chopsticks are designed to pick up food, not to spear and stab it. Equally forbidden is using chopsticks to pull a dish forward. Use only hands.
  3. If you need to rest your chopsticks, leave them on the chopsticks rest or by the side of your bowl or plate. Do not stick them into a bowl of rice because it resembles ancestral offerings and is frowned upon.
  4. If the table settings include serving spoons or chopsticks, use them instead of your own set to get yourself food.
  5. Do not suck on the tip of the chopsticks.

"The honorable and upright man keeps well away from both the slaughterhouse and the kitchen. And he allows no knives on his table." -Confucius

How to use chopsticks

There are two important things to remember for effective use of chopsticks. One is that the two lower ends must be even, that is, one must not protrude over the other. The other condition is that the two chopsticks must be in the same plane.

Place the first (lower) chopstick in the base of the thumb and index finger and rest its lower end below on the ring finger as shown. This chopstick remains fixed.

Hold the other (upper) chopstick between the tips of the index and middle fingers, steady its upper half against the base of the index finger, and use the tips of the thumb to keep it in place.

To pick up food, move the upper chopstick with index and middle fingers.

With a little practice, you will be able to use chopsticks with ease.

Quoting Crazy-Steph:

No


HerLadyGrey
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Yes.
Hippie.Gypsy
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Yes... I even have a set of ceramic ones, that I made a case for, so I can take them with me.


pittymama
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

no. they're useless. 

teal_phoenix
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:41 AM

 Yes!

mommastokes2010
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:42 AM

On a good day yes!! On a bad day you just stab the food and eat like a skewer!!!

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