Chopsticks: The Honorable Utensil
Confucius once said “The honorable and upright man keeps well away from both the slaughterhouse and the kitchen. And he allows no knives on his table.” We don’t even want to begin to get into the first part of his quote, but the second sentence is said to refer to Confucius’ belief that chopsticks are more acceptable than knifes when it comes to eating. Chopsticks supposedly have many benefits over the fork and knife, including forcing you to slow down, eat deliberately, and take smaller mouthfuls of food, resting in between bites, and giving your stomach time to tell your brain that it is getting full. Although these benefits may exist, the winning poll this week “Do you know how to use chopsticks?” revealed that only 50% of users actually know how to use chopsticks. We are not sure why this number is so low, but assume that the invention of the fork has really given the chopstick a run for its money. Maybe the fork can learn a thing or two from the chopstick. Nevertheless, congrats to J Y (bob) for creating this week’s winning poll.
And good luck to all you bobble heads in this coming week’s poll contest.