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 Post subject: All I Needed to Know (about food) I learned in Kindergarten
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While that title may be a stretch...
It does ring of some truth

(From Mom about eating at home)
1- Always wash your hands first
2- Never add salt before tasting
3- Learn to clean up your mess
4- Learn to share
5- Cookies and Milk are a great midnight snack.

(From Dad at a restaurant)
1-Talk softly
2- Be polite
3- No reaching... (use the words "please pass")
4- Put your napkin on your lap
5- Know the difference between a salad fork and an entree fork)
4 &5 still give me trouble :D

(Since Kindergarten)
1- Try to be known (as nice not nasty)...Comes with time
2- Tipping 20% or more helps greatly with #1
3- Speak up... seek changes for things you can't have or don't want
4- Ask about Off the menu items... Don't be shy ask the price
5- Know your surroundings... Enjoy... have fun but not at the expense of others

GOT ANY?...
Just name the category


Stay Hungry My Friends,
aboy

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 Post subject: Re: All I Needed to Know (about food) I learned in Kindergarten
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A very important thing I learned as a kid...

...and very fortunately my three daughters also learned at a very young age...

...if you behave yourself when you are out in public (and not be a nasty, screaming, brat type kid), your parents are likely to take you to some really nice places to eat, with some really great food.

I had developed a taste for oysters and clams on a half shell, as well as a love for all types of seafood, before I even became a teenager.


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 Post subject: Re: All I Needed to Know (about food) I learned in Kindergarten
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Be a cute polite boy and people like you.


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 Post subject: Re: All I Needed to Know (about food) I learned in Kindergarten
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From parents at home: Clean up your plate. Think of all the poor, starving children in (pick a third world country, the kind where you could buy -- actually, sponsor -- a pagan baby in school). And Lord help you if you smarted off and said wrap it up and send it there!

From daddy at home: Thank your mother for the delicious dinner. Long after daddy passed away, this developed into a holiday tradition. The first one of us kids who thought of it would speak up, then exaggeratedly dig his elbow into the ribs of the kid next to him, and the elbowing would continue around the dinner table until it stopped at the unlucky kid who was sitting next to mama and couldn't pass it on.


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 Post subject: Re: All I Needed to Know (about food) I learned in Kindergarten
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Peeping in on the rush; saw this before, but was rushing then. Perhaps I'll get back to this because the post,-- and thread; Holy Ms. Manners, Batman! -- rings so true; a bit from experience, but mostly from observations:

Aboy, lemme get this out of the way: As LA's Aaron Neville would intone, "Tell It Like It Is," your query, IMHO, has "told" most of it.

Everything -- Everything! -- in Life has a basis. and that "Everything" includes food and the person eating it or that person whom hopes to eat it: It ALL goes back to home training. (Er, one quickie I'll add is, "Now you chirrens remember to not eat with your elbow on the table; OK now, y'all heah me?"

Heck, even when we chirrens were not around Mom and/or Dad, We wuz ever on Our Ps and Qs: Back in those dear days, Villages were helping to raise children-- and we chirrens knew it because if we had been bad some on the village's people would get a message to home and we'd be met with something like "So; Y'all been out there showing out, Huh!? Well., come on in here, wash up, at your supper and, 'well, I'll check and see what kinda strop your daddy's got handy..........." :oops: :x :cry: :cry: :cry:


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