How to eat a sandwich with style

You’ve probably heard it said that the proper way to eat soup is to scoop it with the spoon away from you. In the West that’s what the spoon is for. It is not for scooping up the rice off the plate. If you remember the controversy in Canada two years ago, that was what got Luc Cagadoc in trouble. In school, he ate with a spoon and fork the way we normally do here and he was told by the principal that it was disgusting.

But table etiquette differs from one culture to another. And people have personal styles too when it comes to eating. So, this entry is about how to eat a sandwich made with two slices of loaf bread. Note that I didn’t eat this particular sandwich this way just for the heck of blogging about it. This is really how I eat my sandwich — how I’ve eaten sandwiches for as long as I can remember — but only when it is made with two slices of loaf bread. If it’s made with a bun, I have a different style.

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Start by eating the corners.

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Like so…

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Then, bite off the protruding parts…

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…all four of them.

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Nibble on the rough edges…

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… all around…

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… until you have a perfect circle.

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Then, eat the sandwich like any other Juan and Juana would.

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Bite it on the top…

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… or on the sides. Hold the sandwich up high between bites in case the cat comes in because she smelled the tantalizing tuna filling.

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And that’s it. If I were a kid in school and some principal punished me for eating my sandwich that way, I’d tell him he’s just envious because he doesn’t have personal style. :mrgreen: