Thursday, February 21, 2008

Meeting Eating

When food is ordered in to be eaten at a business meeting, the overriding rule is to keep it simple.

If a knife and fork are provided, use them. However, feel free to use your fingers for foods such as pizza or sandwiches. In fact, you may be better off using your fingers than those flimsy plastic forks. Keep the area around you clean and tidy. Use plenty of napkins or, even better, those dampened, packaged wipes. Stack the plastic mustard and ketchup wrappers. Put bones and scraps on the side of your plate, not on the table. Keys, purses, and everything else not related to the work at hand or the meal should be off the table.

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