You're right, the putting your fork down between bites does seem odd. I eat slowly anyway (I once had a friend who said I chewed something 18 times before I swallowed it, but I'm sure that's an exaggeration!). My husband went to boarding school, where he only had 30 minutes to get from one building to the cafeteria, eat, then go to the next building for classes. Talk about bad eating habits! I've had to bite my tongue over the years to refrain from telling him to breathe when he eats! Over the last several days, he's taken to putting his fork down between bites, and is enjoying his meals more (he can actually taste his food now), and has been eating less.
- 12/25/2007 7:13:40 AM