How To Eat It: Potato

Posted on Apr 1 2011 - 6:23am by RetroRuth


Remember: Only CHIPS are eaten in the fingers, you animal.

From Everyday Etiquette, 1956


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  1. Sara In AZ April 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I always try to not eat my fingers when I eat my chips!

    • RetroRuth April 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      I always KNEW you were smart, Sara! This just proves it…

  2. Tiara Bunny April 5, 2011 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Wow – each bite is seasoned just before entering the mouth? Dinner must take forever with all the passing of the salt and pepper 🙂

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