Thursday, January 15, 2009

Last night, at the dinner table, my 5 year old started reprimanding my 3 year old for having bad table manners. I guess she is learning these all important facts in public school...Wow what they don't teach them now a days, not those trivial things such as reading, writing and arithmetic. Anyway, the point is she was getting after the younger one for having her elbows on the table. This is a rule I've never followed and refuse to follow it, but it got me to thinking. I wonder what started this whole asinine rule anyway. Seriously who invented this crap and why do we actually think putting our elbows on the table is bad manner. I'm all for basic table etiquette but I think there is a line and this crosses it. It just seems that the upper circles in society would follow these things to give them something else to look down their noses at the rest of us.

I refuse to follow this rule and suggest those who may read in all likelihood me and my wife (when I force her to) join with me in my quest to abolish such a ridiculous mandate set fourth by 'proper etiquette'.