This image is proudly part of a COSTCO promotion on Facebook.
Have we sunk so low that this is seen as inspirational? (That's what advertising is, isn't it? Inspirational?) I accept (well, not really) that eating at Costco will involve a disposable plate and plastic cutlery. I can't accept that this is seen as an acceptable or attractive way of eating.
Firstly, pizza is very happy to be eaten held in the hand. If necessary, fold it over like a piece of paper and munch on the end. That's tradition and fun.
Next, HFLF (holds fork like flute) is uglier than HKLP (holds knife like pen). I shudder to think this is becoming acceptable. (See post 8/12/2017.)
There is nothing you can do with an adult who knows no better. There's nothing to be done with an adult who doesn't wish to change. I envy their innocence but I'm saddened by the burden they carry of looking like an ill-educated dork, lacking social graces.
Of course it doesn't matter how you hold (until it matters). Cutlery etiquette will not stop the plastic mountain growing or outrageous population growth or inter-religious wars. But it might help someone get a better job or help someone feel more comfortable amongst people she/he might not know.
It might not matter, but MY visual sensibilities are offended. (Being a real pain here. It must be Costco I'm angry at!)
Don't be afraid to re-guide a young person today.
Is there any way to guide an adult?
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