Posted by: patriciamar | September 25, 2018

Why do people keep trying to give me a fork?

foku (フォーク-katakana) – fork

hashi (箸-kanji/はし-hiragana) – chopsticks

Obviously, I know why people keep trying to give me a fork.  Not only do I often drop and randomly fling pieces of food with my chopsticks, but 65% of the time I hold them in a ridiculously impractical way that doesn’t allow the tips to pinch closed.

I do know how to hold them properly.  Honest.  I hold them correctly when I practice my chopsticks skills one edamame bean at a time.  But after 7 or 8 minutes, my hand starts to cramp.  I blame it on the day job.  All of the grading and writing has given me a form of carpal tunnel that won’t allow me to correctly use chopsticks.

I shall persevere.

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By the way, that’s not beer. It was hop tea. You add water (or liquor, apparently).

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