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Are you a messy eater?

  1. Jul 24, 2012 #1
    In our house each of us usually has our dinner on a plate which is on a tray,whilst sitting in a comfy chair and usually with the telly on.None of that sitting round the table having a a family discussion goes on here.Dinner time is for eating and any chatting can wait till later.
    My Mrs usually wears a napkin,nothing special just a tea towel wrapped round her neck.As for me I never needed such protection,until just recently that is.Now I find I'm getting a bit messy and I tend to drop stuff,a drop of HP sauce on my shirt a bit of bacon rind falling and landing on my fly front.I suppose I should start wearing a napkin and looking like a total lemon.
    Does anyone here have similar problems?
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2012 #2
    My brother is a messy eater. He got that way in the Navy. When he came out he had fruit salad on his chest, hashmarks on his sleeve, and scrambled eggs on his visor.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2012 #3

    Pythagorean

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    I'm a an animal at the dinner plate. It's generally advisable to keep your hands a couple feet from my face when we're at the dinner table. And you'll still be getting hit with debris.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2012 #4

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    This reminds me of getting mashed potatoes in my hair as a little kid. I assume it was because I liked to lean my head on my hand a lot at the dinner table. (To the endless frustration of my Dad of course)
     
  6. Jul 24, 2012 #5

    Evo

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    If it's something with a sauce that drips, I'm almost guaranteed to get some on me.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2012 #6

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    A hot dog should be eaten along its length, not across it.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2012 #7

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    My wife and I often eat in the living room. Duke tends to gravitate toward her during meal-time. He is voting with his feet.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2012 #8

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    I'm a messy cook, but not a messy eater. In fact I'm a bit grossed out by people who have poor manners at the dinner table.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2012 #9
    A mango fruit is the ultimate.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2012 #10

    lisab

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    Yeah OK, mangoes are exempt :biggrin:
     
  12. Jul 24, 2012 #11

    Evo

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    I have excellent table manners. But if something is drippy, and with my chest sticking out, if anything drips, it's on me.

    In a social setting, I will try to let things drip off and lean forward first.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2012 #12
    I am a messy eater,I like chocolate+soup
     
  14. Jul 25, 2012 #13

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    Another messy eater here. For some reason I find extremely difficult to eat "slowly" or at a "normal speed" like my girlfriend do. It's scarce that I don't drop some food either over me or the table.
    Some shameful facts I suffer from about eating:
    1)I find very hard to "share" the food. I always want more than the other eaters and the biggest parts. A few months ago I made a salade with potatoes and such and the aunt of my girlfriend asked me if she could get a small part, I said "no". Sigh, after this my girlfriend made me realize how selfish I was and I gave her aunt a small part.
    2)I don't hold the fork like most people do. The best way I find to explain how I hold it is "like a baby does" or a very young kid. Many times I had been told to change this when I was from 7 to about 11 or 12 years old. I could simply not and I still haven't.
    There's more than this of course but thats the major stuff.
     
  15. Jul 25, 2012 #14

    Pythagorean

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    Yeah I don't like to share either. I've gotten soft though, my nearly-3-year-old has worn me down
     
  16. Jul 25, 2012 #15

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    Duke can wear me down with those big brown eyes. Last night, he got a piece of grilled yellowfin tuna. Usually, he bugs my wife, but she didn't drop anything on the floor, so he turned to me. When she is cooking, chopping food, etc, if she says "whoops" he dashes to the kitchen expecting that there is a bit of food on the floor.

    I will occasionally drop a piece of pepper, ripe olive or some other topping when I'm eating one of my wife's home-made overloaded roast beef subs. That's usually the only time that Duke gets accidental treats. Not too messy, here. None of my T-shirts are stained, if you don't count motor oil.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2012 #16

    DaveC426913

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    Forgive my cynicism but...

    Dinner for you is sitting in a comfy chair. Eating off a tray in your lap. In the front of the TV.

    But wearing a napkin, that's where you draw the line?

    :wink:
     
  18. Jul 25, 2012 #17

    turbo

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    How about a bib?
     
  19. Jul 25, 2012 #18

    Dembadon

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    I'm not a messy eater. I don't mind people who're accident prone; I just don't like loud eaters.
     
  20. Jul 25, 2012 #19
    The wearing of a napkin would be alien to my eating image of being "Mr Cool,devil may care, get your gob round that and start munching".I'm a rebel when it comes to the rules of dining etiquette.:smile:
     
  21. Jul 25, 2012 #20

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    My favorite restaurant has giant bibs as napkins :biggrin: I'm a careful eater, I take 5 times longer to clear my plate compared to the average eater (well, that's just a guess, but it's much longer).
     
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