When you’re having a business lunch where do you put your knife and your fork when you’re taking a break from eating while discussing business? Sometimes it seems awkward resting them on the plate, but I’m never sure whether I can put them back on the table, or what?
–Harry, Philadelphia, PA
- They say that tables where people eat are germ breeders, so when you return your fork and knife to the table, instead of leaving them on your plate, you’re not only leaving your germs but food that turns to bacteria on the table.
- Just as you wouldn’t blow your nose into your napkin and leave the napkin on the table.
Once your fork and spoon touch food and your saliva, they don’t return to the table. Leave the utensils you’ve contaminated on your plate or in the soup bowl.
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