Assuming you’re a foreign devil and therefore don’t usually use chopsticks, how do you feel about their use in an Asian restaurant?
- I do so because it’s fun
- I do so because it’s appropriate
- I don’t do so because it’s easier to use a fork
- I eat everything with my hands–even soup
I was on a last date with a woman I knew from work and she asked me why I was using a fork, rather than chopsticks, to eat my Dragon Laxative Pork or whatever, and I answered, “For the same reason I didn’t drive here in an oxcart.” She didn’t understand what I meant until I gently explained to her that the fork was higher and better technology than chopsticks, so why wouldn’t I use it? As I said, it was a last date.