Are you one of those who make all forms of sounds while eating or the type who leans into a bowl/plate while scooping food?

Table manners are rules of etiquette to be adhered to when eating but while one is in the process of devouring a meal, it’s easy to forget manners.

Here are five of the most commonly flouted table manners.

Bending over to eat
Bending over to eat

This rule simply states that you should not bend over your meal. Bring the food to your mouth, do not take your mouth to the food.

If you walk into any Nigerian restaurant, you’d find majority of those there bending over their plates and concentrating on the food like it’s their last meal.

Instead of bending over your food, why not move closer to the table or better still take small portions to avoid spillage.

No elbows on the table
No elbows on the table

From the man who has his elbow on the table while doing justice to a bowl of fufu to the lady trying to act “posh” by placing her other arm on the table, many are guilty of this.

It’s almost like we want our elbows to witness the battle between our cutlery and the plate.

No gadgets while eating
No gadgets while eating

Our gadgets are close to our hearts and for many, the thought of missing an important call or mail is very scary, so we tend to reach for our devices after every scoop of food.

Even though the chances of putting food in your nostrils instead of your mouth are slim, taking a short break to eat is not a bad thing.

Keep your hands away from your hair
Keep your hands away from your hair

This is common among ladies who feel the need touch their hair while eating – either to keep the other hand busy or to keep the hair away from the food.

However, this act increases the possibility of your hair falling into your food.

Don’t lick fingers
Don’t lick fingers

Anyone who has enjoyed Nigerian foods eaten with bare hands can testify to their sumptuousness.

Hence, those who don’t want to let go of the awesome taste lick their fingers to get every scrap of the food.

If you enjoyed the food so much, why don’t you get a second serving.



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