Rules That Make No Sense, But Everyone Follows Anyway

Wait for everyone at the table to eat before you can eat.

We will let our steak get rubbery and coagulated, and our mashed potatoes ice cold, before we pick up that fork to eat—when everyone else is waiting for their meals. It seems like it’s the polite thing to do, but even when our dining companions insist, “No! Don’t wait for me!” most of us can’t help it.

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