International Table Etiquette Test... are YOU ready to travel?

  1. This is pretty kool... and fun !

    Give it a shot and see how you do. I got ten out of eleven.

    Your turn !
  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    What can I say? I am a hopeless pig. I got less than 1/2 right. 5 out of 11, to be exact.......rofl how gross.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    5 out of 11 . . .I started out pretty well . . . then that one gotcha question got me and it was downhill from there.

    My husband and daughter put ketchup on just about everything. He also hates mouth noises - slurping the noodles would, in his words, make him sick.

  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    I did worse than any of you---only 4 out of eleven Guess I'd better do like they advise, and stay in my own country!! :imbar
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    10/11! I missed Spain! :imbar

    Here's a tip :: In many parts of South Asia, you really ought to leave a tiny bit of food on your plate - it signals the host that you are stuffed and that you possibly cannot force another morsel down! (mostly around East India and South India).

    The Right hand rule is VERY prevelent throughout much of the East. For example, if you are exchanging money at a transaction with say a shopkeeper, some will refuse to accept money if it is given with the Left hand.

    In many orthodox homes in South India, it is completely inappropriate to even rest the left hand/arm on the table. Or to use it to serve food for yourself (take some stew out of the pot for example, even using utensils). The left hand is NOT to be used. Since most people use their hands to eat food, it is also bad manners to use the right hand to make use of an utensil to serve food with. Which is why always one/two members of the family serve others and after they have done eating, those who have finished eating serve those who were serving before.

    I also know that in some parts of the Middle East, burping after a good meals indicates satisfaction.
  7. by   prmenrs
    8/11. I'm embarrassed.
  8. by   Mkue
    I'm clear to travel the globe 100%
  9. by   phn92
    I think I'd better stay in Indiana!! I got 3/11 right!
  10. by   Thunderwolf
    Got 9/11...makes me hungry all of a sudden.
  11. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from Tigerlily
    I'm clear to travel the globe 100%
    Wow! Nice work
  12. by   debbieGa
    I need to work on my table etiquette. I only got 6 out of 11 correct.
  13. by   lisamc1RN
    Well, I only got 4/11 but I'll travel anyways. I'm the rebellious sort. :lol:
  14. by   jnette
    Quote from lisamc1
    Well, I only got 4/11 but I'll travel anyways. I'm the rebellious sort. :lol:

    That's the spirit, my friend !
    That WAS a pretty interesting and fun little item, wasn't it?

    And Deb... no, you are NOT a "pig"... :chuckle Silly Girl.