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.
Sliced bread is not correctly to be dipped into soup. Bread is to be eaten with the right hand, not the free hand, understand?
16. When under a roof,__________ is to be at table “Water for here” is to be served in a glass as a sign of hospitality. A water glass is to be placed to the right of the plate space above the tip of the knife. Yes, this is your glass. In a private home, each water goblet is to be filled ¾ full prior to the time people come to the table. In a commercial dining room, water is to be served, after people are seated. Look for drinks to be served from the _______ (refreshing.). Get no more than two refills of water.