Maybe I'm sensitive to this kind of thing, bit in case anyone is oblivious to social norms in the US please be advised of this non-comprehensove things to avoid while eating around fellow humans:
- Chewing with your mouth open
- Speaking with food in your mouth
- Licking your fingers, especially loudly
- Making slurping sounds of any sort
Generally, other people should not see or hear your saliva or food once it's entered your mouth. My kids have mastered this and so can you!
For extra credit, your face should not come within 16 inches of your plate or bowl unless absolutely necessary.
- Apple lithiumbatUmm chill. If I’m eating rice or small bowls of soup I’m holding the bowl up to my face and using chopsticks.
- Lockheed Martin ¦I have to agree. I think it's super strange how strong the reaction is on Blind every fucking time someone says this. I feel like a lot of parents weren't around, or work with children, only way you don't learn that as a kid.
- This is good western social etiquette and manners...(obviously something that is called into question when telling a bunch of engineers and folks from multi cultural backgrounds). If people want to look like slobs then it’s their problem, but the PSA is appreciated. At least people know that this culture views that behavior as inappropriate, rest is up to them.
An interesting point here, folks from lower class families East Asian cultures will argue food tastes better if you chew with your mouth open. Those from higher class families will say they got slapped if they did this as children. Viewpoints on etiquette are pretty wide. Even if you make your point, some folks will blatantly disagree.
- FB wants you to succulently wrap your lips around each chip. Slowly let you glands secrete that juice and lather thoroughly with your tongue. Pretend you are an old person that traded teeth for dry mouth. Get that practice for ageism, forced retirement, and autocratic control of eating technique.2d0
- Equilar HiddenGem!I agree. Those all kinds of sounds and actions while eating make me feel anxious and I cannot sit with those people and eat. Because they are my peers/coworkers I can’t ask them not to do so. So I avoid and sit somewhere else
- GoDaddy 5"6 IndianSlurping is actually a requirement for ramen and soba noodles - definitely gross otherwise lol
- That’s still only acceptable at those Asian noodle restaurants. But at your desk, around your coworkers, it’s a nasty habit. Take that bowl of noodles to the cafeteria.
But the folks the OP is referring to, and the ones that eat in my cube cluster eat this way all the time. Chicken noodle soup...”sluuuuuueerrp..smack...smack”.
Can we just agree eating at your desk is a designated quiet eating zone?