Family Meal

They say we are missing an essential part of family life when we don’t eat together but fewer folk are putting on pious faces and mumbling grace any more.

It’s hard to know whom to thank for the deliverance of pizza.

Harper’s Index uncovered the truly shocking news that the number of families that engage in wide-ranging conversations about the arts during the shared family meal is .0005 percent.

As fast food continues to blanket the earth, and the economy becomes increasingly global, formerly inviolate modes of behavior are being fractured and misunderstood:

A guest at a banquet in Moscow was pressed to have a second helping.  Patting his ample stomach, he genially declined.  He explained, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  The translation?  The vodka is terrific but the meat is horrible.”

Moral:  Mind your manners and keep your elbows off the table.  You never know when you may need them.

Food Job: Table Manners Trainer