“I’m tired of my wife telling me to use my knife instead of my finger to push food on my fork.”

"Tashi" by Mimi Stuart
Live the Life you Desire

So what I really meant was…

“I might as well use my knife. It’s not worth fighting over. That’s a pretty easy way to make her happy, and I’ll have decent table manners too.”

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the other hand,

The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.

~Gabirol, The Choice of Pearls

by Alison Poulsen, PhD

Read “Enantiadromia: It drives my partner crazy that I’m too polite. I think he is too blunt.”