8 Key Table Manners.
By: Suman Pant
Wait to Be Seated:
Allow the host to indicate where you should sit.
Napkin on Lap:
Place your napkin on your lap upon sitting.
Chew with Mouth Closed:
Avoid open-mouth chewing; it's considered impolite.
Use Utensils Properly:
Start with outer utensils and work your way in.
Don't Reach Across:
Ask for items to be passed rather than reaching.
If you must leave the table, say "excuse me."
Wait for Everyone:
Start eating only when everyone is served.
Thank the Host:
Express gratitude before leaving the table.