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Restaurant Black Holes...

....to people who eat with their mouths open, CLOSE IT!!!!



It used to be the height of bad manners to allow others to see the contents of your mouth and even talk with your mouth full (steady!).

Doesn't seem to matter any more....but it spoils my meal when I can see someone else stuffing their face and allowing me snapshots of the results of their masticating efforts

Is it just me...?

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Do you mean open all the time, or intermittantly?
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I agree if I see it, it makes me want to
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Nope not just you Wrinx

That's Mrs H's pet hate and I have to agree DISGUSTING
 
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....allowing me snapshots
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Do you mean open all the time, or intermittantly?


I saw a teenager tonight, talking to his Dad...with an open mouth full of food. This lasted for a few sentences.....

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Chronic shortage of table manners nowadays in general.: Bring back Victorian disciplines, where children were taught pointedly to keep their mouths closed whilst masticating food, and told the number of times minimally to chew food before swallowing.: By way of consolation, my dad reckoned the open gob, quick swallowers, often ended up with severe indigestion in later life.: Let's hope so.
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...and told the number of times minimally to chew food before swallowing.
...my Grandma used to tell me to do this, something daft like 50 times!

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...my Grandma used to tell me to do this, something daft like 50 times!

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Actually, it's 377 times.

Factamundo!

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Oh god yes!!! Why do they do it?
Was severely thrashed as a child
if caught eating with an open mouth.



And people who insist on breathing through
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At my posh school we had a master who sometimes used to serve the food at table. He used to drop quite a bit on the table..then as the meal progressed he would retrieve bits of food off the table and eat it as we talked. It was truly gross, but one day we got him.....

One day when we were having runner beans we filleted a biggish runner bean further down the table out of sight and filled it with english mustard, closed it up again and carefully slid it in his general direction....right on cue...his hand slid out and he took the bait and put it in his mouth.

RESULT!!!!!! (Some things are priceless when you are 14)

I hate watching human concrete mixers as well.

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Re: Restaurant Black Holes...

I agree with you Wrinx.... and all the "cooking programmes" on TV demonstrate the same bad manners on the part of presenters/chefs....
There was a series on recently with two blokes (one nondescript and one bald) 'judging' celebrity cooking and both the presenters spoke with their mouths full.... yuck
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Yip, it's just wrong and there's no excuse for it
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Nasty habit - like sneezing without covering your mouth
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Agreed, a horrible habit
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I'm a stickler for good table manners - use of napkins, non-stuffing of mouth, non-speaking when mouth full, wait till everybody else has been served their food before commencing to eat, etc....

I was brought up this way, and have brought my own kids up this way (though, to witness my 18yr old son at times, you wouldn't think so ).

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The lad that sits next to me at work does it with his sandwiches and it really drives me mad!

I was always told as a kid you don't eat on the streets, especialy not a bag of chips, or a burger. That's reserved for tramps.

Also, people wearing hats indoors puzzles me, hats and caps are an outside thing - so are shoes and jackets. Why do people insist on wearing them indoors? People that sit about in their houses with their shoes on - are they going somewhere?

Jeez, I'm a 27-year old old git!
 
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Nasty habit - like sneezing without covering your mouth
Yeah, what is it with that?

Again, easily cured at a young age with
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its worse when you see their mum and dad doing the same! Makes me want to chuck......
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Yes, its not very pleasant
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Actually, it's 377 times.

Factamundo!

Per mouth full - **** Ant how long does it take you to eat your dinner

It's gets my back up aswell - mind I used to see a girl who bit the fork on ever mouth full of food - used to drive me fecking bonkers - the clank of cutlery on teeth
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Per mouth full - **** Ant how long does it take you to eat your dinner

It's gets my back up aswell - mind I used to see a girl who bit the fork on ever mouth full of food - used to drive me fecking bonkers - the clank of cutlery on teeth
I can't believe you actually fell for that one!!

And I'm still stuck with a dinner from 7 years ago.
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I'm a stickler for good table manners - use of napkins, non-stuffing of mouth, non-speaking when mouth full, wait till everybody else has been served their food before commencing to eat, etc....

I was brought up this way, and have brought my own kids up this way (though, to witness my 18yr old son at times, you wouldn't think so ).

-Mike
Phew....thought it was just me

...also had to put my knife and fork down in between each mouthful, never understood that one

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Also most of them have no idea whatsoever with how to hold and use a knife and fork, or spoon, in the correct manner.
Gripped in the clenched fists like a pair of ski poles, or with the knife held like some sort of writing instrument.: Then to cap it all those who like to show their expertise with a pair of chop sticks.Heya!Dew neh loh moh! Don't they realise Europeans have produced the finest silverware to use as 'Eatin' Irons'?
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And I'm still stuck with a dinner from 7 years ago.
Hasn't it gone cold
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its worse when you see their mum and dad doing the same! Makes me want to chuck......

Just the other day in Southend high street I watched a guy stuff half a steak and kidney pie in his mouth while his young son watched laughing.

Geez...!!!!!!
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