45. Don’t fork this
Once upon a time, children had home education classes that taught them basic manners and dining etiquette. However, these days are long behind us, and today, most people don’t really know how to use cutlery properly, although it seems like the most basic thing we do. Let’s be honest, we all get lost when we arrive at the restaurant and have two sets of cutlery in front of us.
Most of us would grab the fork closest to the plate and dig in our food, without giving it a second thought, but this isn’t the right way to use cutlery. There’s a very specific reason why we are served with two sets; they are set in the order in which they should be used – from the outside in, from the smaller to the bigger fork.