10 Errors to Avoid Making at the Dinner Table Slideshow

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1. Forgetting About Your Napkin

It's there for a reason — so use it, don't lose it (especially on the floor). Because no one wants to walk around with evidence that a tomato sauce-covered meatball or bite of lasagna landed in their lap.


Place your napkin on your lap as soon as you sit down, setting the folded half on top and closer to your waist until you need to use it. The napkin should remain on your lap until the end of the meal, and only then should it be placed to the left of your dinner plate.