In a perfect gentleman’s world, many of us won’t be able to dine at the table. Because even the way you leave your fork and knife after eating has got a meaning to it.
Thankfully, it’s not only those of us who eat food served by other people who don’t understand these cutlery gestures. They have passed out of memory and majority of those who serve food for a living today probably don’t know them, so you won’t ever have to use this.
But just so you know, here’s what it means if you leave your fork and knife in these positions.
When you need to take a pause in the middle of your meal and you intend to return to it, this is how you’re to leave your cutlery.
This simply means I’m done.
This is how you say excellent! excellent! What a tasty treat!
4Ready for Round Two
This is how you leave your fork and knife when you’re ready for a second plate. But this is 2018 and you can be sure that if you leave your fork and knife like this without saying anything, no waiter or waitress is going to bring you any food.
5I Don’t Like it
This on a half empty plate or a finished meal is supposed to mean that you did not enjoy the meal. Hopefully, you’ll have good meals and won’t have to use this often if you ever intend to follow traditional dining etiquette.