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