Has someone taken a second look at you at table before?  Jesse and Georgette visited a restaurant where they had gone on a date purposefully for Georgette to affirm her position on Jesse's marriage proposal.  Due to their busy schedule (Jesse is a young medical doctor and has just established a church and Georgette is a young media consultant), this was their first time of eating together, though they go out for fun, they have never sat at table to eat as a would-be couple.

As they ate, Georgette intermitently stared at Jesse as she could not believe what was happening - he talked with his mouth full, he ate noisily, drank noisily to the attention of other clients.  He tucked his napkin into the neck of his shirt like a baby to be breastfed.  When Georgette could no longer stand the embarassment from her fiance, she took her hand bag and left Jesse stuck to his seat.
Watch your manners at table, it can cost your marriage or friendship no matter the number of academic Degrees you possess.

Georgette seem to be asking herself "God is this the man I'm going to spend my life with?

Table manners:

1. Eat with a fork and knife, fork and spoon or spoon only. Only babies eat with

2. Don't stuff your mouth full of food, it isn’t nice and also dangerous.

3. Chew with your mouth closed. No one wants to see food being
    chewed. Do no talk with your mouth full.

4. Don't make any rude comments about any food being served. It will
    hurt someone's feelings.

5. Always say “thank you” when served something.

 6. If the meal is not buffet style, then wait until everyone is served before
     eating. It shows consideration.

 7. Eat slowly, don't gobble up the food.

8. When eating rolls, break off a piece of bread before buttering. Eating a
    whole piece of bread does not look nice.

 9. Don't reach over someone's plate for something, ask someone to pass the
     item to you.

 10. Don't pick anything out of your teeth. If it bothers you that bad, excuse
       yourself and go to the restroom to pick.

11. Always use a napkin to dab your mouth. Put it on your lap. Remember,
     dab your mouth only. Don't wipe your face or blow your nose with a napkin.
     Excuse yourself from the table and go the restroom to do those things.
12. When eating at someone's home or a guest of someone at a restaurant,
      always thank the host and tell them how delicious it was, even if it wasn't.
      Again, someone took time, energy, and expense to prepare the food.
      Show your appreciation.

Manners International & The Ryan Group


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