Friday, 3 July 2009
07:55:41 AM (GMT)
1. Chew with your mouth closed.
So here I am sitting and watching in disgust as my cousin, and my grandparents are
eating. I look down at my own food. Suddenly, it doesn't seem appetizing.
2. No loud burps.
My grandma lets out a big one. A big disgusting one. I gulp, wondering how I will get
through the rest of dinnertime.
3. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
My grandpa starts coughing. On the food. My grandma pats him on the back, smiles, and
turns to me, and asks if I want some more kimchi.
4. That goes for talking.
My cousin goes into this long speech of something that happened at his school why
still shoving food into his mouth. I can see some food particles flying out.
5. Use your napkin to wipe your mouth.
My cousin looks at me and asks if I want to go to the park with him later on. I nod
silently and watch horrified as he grins.
6. Close your napkin after you're done using it.
I want to hit my head against something now.
7. Don't talk about gory or disgusting things.
My granpa suddenly needs to go to the bathroom. My grandma helps him get inside of it
and he goes. And I mean, go as in poop. With the door open.
8. It's called a spoon, fork, and knife. Or in this case, chopsticks. Use it.
My cousin uses his grubby hands to get some of the kimchi and noodles. I swallow
thickly glancing at his unused chopsticks.
9. No farting.
My grandma, again, lets out a big one.
10. No sick jokes or comments.
Grandma looks at me. "Is that a bug in your ramen?"
11. Don't smack.
Cousin, grandpa, and grandma are all doing it. SMACK SMACK SMACK
12. Try to eat neatly.
My cousin is eating like a pig (which he is) and soup and noodle parts are flying
everywhere. His spot at the table is already dirtied, and his clothes are
13. No drooling.
Grandpa stares into space as drool falls out of his mouth in a long string and lands
on his rice. Plop.
I don't trust food anymore.
I was raised with good mannerism. I hate to see any of that.
Last edited: 22 November 2009
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