What bad habits do YOU have at the table?

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What bad habits do YOU have at the table?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), April 04, 2000


For those of you who might not know, the "Anne" above is my sister Anne, who now lives in France, near the Belgian border. She's also got a birthday coming up in a few weeks.---Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), April 05, 2000.

My worst habit at the table is the table itself. In our small and cluttered apartment, and with the little amount of time I have, I seldom if ever eat at the dinner table. I usually eat at the coffee table or the computer desk, which is where I'm enjoying a pork BBQ sandwich, Cheetos and a glass of milk right now. You think tomato sauce and grease stains mess up a book? They play hell on a keyboard!:) Actually, messy meals (Chicken Wings) are the ones I eat at the coffee table. The rest I have right here.

-- Kev Summitt (kevsummitt@home.com), April 05, 2000.

I don't know that I have impecible eating habits, but I don't really have any BAD ones. I also enjoy reading at the table but only when I am by myself, usually lunchtime, while the kids are napping.

-- Glenna B. Yarnot (glennab@home.com), April 05, 2000.

Well, it's logical, isn't it, that I have the same bad habits as Al! And I SO WELL remember Al reading at the table...all the time. I live now in France and the table habits are much better, except of course in my household, where Mom is American and "TV dinners" are the rule (almost), not the exception. Funny thing, though, one of my sons said the other day "Mom, it's not good to eat in front of the TV" so he set the table and we all ate there. I spent the whole time saying "stop playing with your food" and "don't spill your drink" so I think I'd rather go back to TV dinners!

-- Anne (ADucroquet@aol.com), April 05, 2000.

My bad habit is not sitting at the table. My family never eats together. Unless it's a holiday.. Not that we don't spend time together, we do, it's just we would all rather eat alone. Always have.. that's just how we are I guess.

-- Jen (invisiblegirl@kittymail.com), April 05, 2000.

You mean reading at table is not polite ? When someone else is watching the news on TV ?

I am more than willing to converse at a meal, in fact I welcome the fellowship, but then eating comes in second to the gab and makes me super slow.

Aside from that my slowness at table drives my wife Heather nuts. She would have been a good military person. With her it is, sit down, swallow it down, get up and leave table. Whereas I like to savor the taste and consistency of the food. Oh, well we are in agreement about most everything else.

-- Denver doug (Ionoi@webtv.net), April 05, 2000.

Well i occasionally read at the table, but not on a regular basis. If George is home, then i don't read. If i'm dining alone i will read, but often i'll choose a magazine because then i don't have to hold a book while juggling cutlery.

Another bad habit? About 50% of the time we eat in front of the tv so we can watch movies. I don't see it as too much of a bad habit though because we often get home late these days. We wouldn't have time to sit down formally and then watch a movie after we're done eating. It's just a matter of saving time. I do enjoy eating at the table though because it's nice and big and looks inviting.

I eat very slowly but i don't see it as a bad habit, rather a good one. If you ask people who eat faster than me though, they'll disagree with me. :)

My two personal bad habits i guess involve elbows and the way i sit. If i'm out for dinner somewhere, i can keep my elbows off the table. If i'm using a knife and fork, i can keep them off the table then too. However, as soon as i'm eating some kind of finger food, like chicken or wings or what have you... the elbows are on the table. I never did understand why it's "rude" - i find it gives you better leverage. And if i'm at home, i often eat - even at the table on a proper chair - with my legs crossed under me, "indian style". At the very least one leg is crossed underneath me, but often it's both. It's just comfortable like that.

-- Sherry (sherina@masc.ca), April 06, 2000.

Before I eat I tear the food into little pieces. I never really noticed I did that until I began babysitting for a family. I would be there all day so therefore, I ate lunch with them as well and the kids said, "Don't do that", I was like don't do what? Then they told me what I was doing. After a while they became used to me breaking up my food and they would say, "Watch, watch, watch" when I looked over at their faces they would be so proud to demonsrate their ability to break up their food.

-- Hogan (hogan234@hotmail.com), April 07, 2000.

my full name

-- Eat my Penis (delanoschools@delano.com), January 23, 2001.

Well, sometimes I like to pick the ice cubes out of my glass, rub them inside my asscrack, especially down near the edge of the hole. I then let them melt on top of my food. In gives it kind of a smoked flavor. And when I'm really lonely I like to eat my own penis by candlelight, with some Mariah Carey playing in the backgro

-- Creamy Bubbles (insidethefartbubble@hotmail.com), May 24, 2001.

I don't think I have any bad table manners, but my boyfriend does and it is just driving me up the wall. The first time we actually ate together I just could not believe my ears or eyes for that matter.

He makes this loud smacking nose with his lips! each and every chew ends in a very loud smack from his lips.

He even turned around to me one day after eating, started talking to me as he proceeded to lick his fingers in front of my face. His finger licking is not just licking, he actually firmly grads hold of his fingers to mid knuckle with his lips..pulls really hard on them and end with a loud popping noise.

I need help! Not sure if he caught on as of yet, but I can not even be in the same room with him when he is eating.

I was actually one floor up in our house when I could hear him smacking from the kitchen...a whole floor up!!!!!!!!

please someone help me, am I just being silly and should get over this? Or tell me what I can do to fix this. Also..

He used way too much toilet paper! my guess is that he uses it before he uses the bathroom and then when I come in after him, it is very clear that the toilet has been flushed yet there is a whopping load of toilet paper at the bottom of the bowl.

If we run out of paper on the current roll, he gets new paper, but he never ever puts it on the despencer!


-- chavi (fabbrucci@hotmail.com), June 12, 2001.

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