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To wonder about napkins and their placement

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LunaLoveg00d Wed 08-Feb-17 22:41:41

Out for dinner with a couple of female friends tonight. Nice local independent bistro type place. Great food. When starters arrive one friend unfolds her napkin and tucks it into her shirt collar like a bib.

I was a bit hmm. Surely napkins are meant to go on your lap unless you're under the age of 3 or eating something incredibly messy?

CaraAspen Wed 08-Feb-17 22:45:49

On lap but still folded, according to the twerp who writes for The Mail.
Your friend must have thought she was Mr Creosote...
youtu.be/aczPDGC3f8U

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Feb-17 22:47:46

On lap. They look stupid as bibs.

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Feb-17 22:48:37

Yes, folded (or at least, a semblance of folding), not worn like a blankie over your legs.

MaidOfStars Wed 08-Feb-17 22:49:13

Most grateful I've been for a napkin - dropping a piece of beetroot into my lap on my wedding day.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 08-Feb-17 22:52:31

Perhaps it's a favourite top and she knows she's tempting fate by planning to order the spaghetti Bol.
Chill Hyacinth...

LunaLoveg00d Wed 08-Feb-17 22:55:04

Wasn't spag bol she was eating. Not the first time she's done this, it just seems a really odd thing to do when in a busy restaurant and nobody else has a napkin worn like a bib.

Still, it was a lovely night and the food was very good.

user1469914265 Wed 08-Feb-17 23:12:26

Does she also hold her knife like a pen?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 08-Feb-17 23:15:08

does she do it with other people? Or do you eat and talk with your mouth open ??

AlmostAJillSandwich Wed 08-Feb-17 23:21:35

Mine always stays on table, completely unused.....

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