Monday, September 28, 2009
Have you ever seen this guy before?
He's an Author, a Lawyer, and a guest judge on one of my favorite shows on The Food Channel...Iron Chef America.
But I have a BIG problem with him...He holds his fork like in the last pic!
Now I know he is not afflicted with some condition because I've seen him use chop-sticks. If my Grandmother had ever seen him eat, she would say..."He looks like he is shoveling the food in his mouth"!.HA! Funny how your childhood training stays with you doesn't it? I wonder where Jeffrey's training came from?
ANYWAY...Since this is TMI Tuesday, I guess I should pass along some info that you may or may not want to know.
And in doing so, I should also thank my lucky stars that I don't have to observe these tidbits of etiquette from around the world...
*Remember the spitting scene in Ace Ventura II? Well it IS indeed typical among Masai Tribesman to greet each other by spitting in each others faces!
*Following in the tradition of their great hero Yuri Gagarin, Russian Cosmonauts piss on the tires of the bus that takes them to the launch pad!
*In Nepal, Narikot wives are obliged to wash their husband's feet, then drink the dirty water as a token of their devotion!
*In accordance with the ancient Indian Laws of Manu, any citizen that broke wind in front of the reigning monarch, would have their anus amputated! (Those Manu's were strict!!)
*I agree with this one...According to British Royal Etiquette, when greeting the Queen, men are NOT obliged to remove their hat if they have Ringworm!
And These Blasts From The Past...
*In 16th Century Europe, It was customary for men to greet female guests by fondling their breasts..Provided they were related! (Creepy)
*The 16th Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, died after attending a banquet in Prague thrown by a Baron. Brahe drank very heavily, but etiquette prevented from leaving the table to relieve himself before the host left. His bladder burst, and he died from a urinary infection 11 days later!
*Fijian cannibals usually ate with their fingers, but as a token of respect for the dead, they used a ritual wooden fork when consuming human flesh!
So I guess I should cut Jeffrey a little slack eh?