October 2nd, 2011

Steer Clear of Difficult-To-Eat Foods During a Business Meal

by Jacqueline Whitmore

Oscar Wilde once said, “The world was my oyster and then I used the wrong fork.” During a business meal, nothing gives away your lack of table manners faster than using the wrong utensil for the wrong purpose or presenting yourself poorly at the table.

If you want to look as chic as possible, avoid chewable challenges. Even if succulent spare ribs, Alaskan king crab legs, and escargot top your list of favorite foods, it’s best to avoid these delectable delights during business meals. Steer clear of foods that are slippery, stringy, messy, cumbersome, unpredictable, or difficult to maneuver. Instead, order items on the menu that are easy to eat so you can give your full attention to your clients.

In this amusing clip, Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward (played by Julia Roberts) accompanies her wealthy boyfriend, Edward Lewis, (played by Richard Gere) to an upscale restaurant to have dinner with Edward’s potential clients. It’s evident that Vivian needs a crash course in etiquette. Notice how many dining mistakes she makes in the course of an evening.

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