14. Napkin rules. A napkin is to be used to signal when eating is to begin. When seated at a table, after the invocation or someone says, "Please enjoy your dinner," and after the lead of the hostess a senior person at the table know that a napkin is to be picked up and placed under the table onto your lap prior to eating or drinking anything. It can be placed on your lap fold towards you, for dinner size napkins: seventeen to twenty-two to inches, or entirely open for lunch size napkins: fifteen inches or less. It may be quartered for breakfast and for Continental or fast food. One corner of the napkin is to be used to correct conditions at table disturbed by the act of eating. One corner of the napkin can be used to blot (touch) the mouth gently prior to taking a sip (pour) of any beverage.
15. Rules for Bread and Butter Avoid bread until you receive the main course; remember bread is not a first course Avoid leaving teeth marks in bread that you are eating.