The guide, titled "How to Behave in a Restaurant," was published in the October 1950 issue of the periodical and unearthed by the Daily Mail, and boy does it contain some serious gems. For example: "The man always does the ordering. Never ask the waiter yourself for anything." Nothing like making the man do all the work, am I right?Woman's Own proceeds to advise that certain foods, such as celery, could "quite correctly be eaten with the hands." But watch out, because according to the magazine apples and pears should be approached with caution, due to the fact that "fruit causes some embarrassment." Eating a banana, I could understand. But apples and pears? Now you've lost me.
I think I'll put these rules to the test during my dinner date tonight. I don't expect him to text me back after this stunt. Ladies, stick to your typical, polite restaurant behavior. This just goes to show that the past is the past for a reason.
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