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    Is licking your fingers in public places or any where for that matter (home, at the table, at a friend's, etc) bad manners? My wife jags me all the time about that but Geez certain things I feel just can't not be wasted on a napkin. So any way my Wife whips up a dashing meal with the works last night. That Jamalyian New Orleans Zatarians rice and beans with polish sausage potato salad and steamed Brocoli just the way I like it. Trust me I could die right now. Also to make things worst she added one of my favorite BAR_ B_ QUE Beef Ribs. So, long story short, my kids finish eating...Im on my second plate I finish and Im there licking away at my fingers.

    Wife: "Do you have to do that? Jesus! Hunny get a napkin."

    Me: "For what?"

    So as Im licking and sucking away low and behold my daughter and son are doing nothing more than mimicking old pop as they lick away as well.

    Wife: "I swear I live in a circus!"

    I don't know what it is. Not to say that I dont use napkins, or that I eat with my hands and just scarf everything down because I dont. It is just when I have certain foods at my disposal (Ice Cream Cone that runs down my hands, Spaghetti MB, I dont know anything with melted cheese I can't help it its a habit) I tend to do this.


    Is it okay to lick your fingers when you eat? If SO, where is it tolerable? Is it ever tolerable in public places?

    AM I A PIG OR DOES ANYONE ELSE DO THIS?
    Last edited by EdmcCaff87; 03-13-2008, 03:01 PM.
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    When I see other people licking their fingers, I actually think its pretty gross.

    There are occasions where it is better than others like if you are eating ribs or another really messy finger food.

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    • #3
      EdmcCaff87, don't you know by now that your wife is always right?

      At home, it's not too bad. In public, yes. Especially if there's a lot of lip-smacking going on. Bad manners.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by BroncoFaninMD View Post
        EdmcCaff87, don't you know by now that your wife is always right?

        At home, it's not too bad. In public, yes. Especially if there's a lot of lip-smacking going on. Bad manners.
        yeah.. I think this is the right answer. YES its bad manners in public. Its like sipping the soup bowl or something.

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        • #5
          Doesn't bug me....



          But then again, I'd defer to the females on this one... I think there's a gender gap on the opinions for that...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post
            Doesn't bug me....



            But then again, I'd defer to the females on this one... I think there's a gender gap on the opinions for that...
            I dont know about that....maybe it is that fact that I am a tom boy, dont know. But I just got done eating some loaded nachos for lunch. Its hard not to lick off the cheese, sour cream, and beans you end up with. Some foods there is just no avoiding it.

            but then I have other bad manners as well so!?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lilsstinkr View Post
              I dont know about that....maybe it is that fact that I am a tom boy, dont know. But I just got done eating some loaded nachos for lunch. Its hard not to lick off the cheese, sour cream, and beans you end up with. Some foods there is just no avoiding it.

              but then I have other bad manners as well so!?
              I KNoW!! Its crazy I totally agree
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              • #8
                Originally posted by EdmcCaff87 View Post
                Is licking your fingers in public places or any where for that matter (home, at the table, at a friend's, etc) bad manners? My wife jags me all the time about that but Geez certain things I feel just can't not be wasted on a napkin. So any way my Wife whips up a dashing meal with the works last night. That Jamalyian New Orleans Zatarians rice and beans with polish sausage potato salad and steamed Brocoli just the way I like it. Trust me I could die right now. Also to make things worst she added one of my favorite BAR_ B_ QUE Beef Ribs. So, long story short, my kids finish eating...Im on my second plate I finish and Im there licking away at my fingers.

                Wife: "Do you have to do that? Jesus! Hunny get a napkin."

                Me: "For what?"

                So as Im licking and sucking away low and behold my daughter and son are doing nothing more than mimicking old pop as they lick away as well.

                Wife: "I swear I live in a circus?"

                I don't know what it is. Not to say that I dont use napkins, or that I eat with my hands and just scarf everything down because I dont. It is just when I have certain foods at my disposal (Ice Cream Cone that runs down my hands, Spaghetti MB, I dont know anything with melted cheese I can't help it its a habit) I tend to do this.


                Is it okay to lick your fingers when you eat? If SO, where is it tolerable? Is it ever tolerable in public places?

                AM I A PIG OR DOES ANYONE ELSE DO THIS?
                ROTFLMAO!!!! Dude!!! You just described dinner at my house!!!! Are you a peeping tom??? LOL

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jetrazor74 View Post
                  ROTFLMAO!!!! Dude!!! You just described dinner at my house!!!! Are you a peeping tom??? LOL
                  lol Man this is a typical night for us
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                  • #10
                    unless ur eating bbq, there really isn't a need to lick ur fingers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jazzman1987 View Post
                      unless ur eating bbq, there really isn't a need to lick ur fingers
                      what about hot wings? or corn on the cob? gotta have lots of butter for that!!! or nachos? or chili fries? or a chili burger? how about cheetos? but then again, I'm "go ahead and lick your fingers" proponent!! :thumb:

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                      • #12
                        welll tarnationsssssssss

                        iiiiiii'ssss sazzzz go 4 it

                        evvry foood is a fingah foooood, leesss compnay comes ovah thens n onlyays thens do wees evahhhh breakkks outttt da silvahwararssss

                        if you aint lickin them fingahs grandmah will leets meeesaa telll youuuuu


                        seriously

                        its your house n your fingers, no problems here

                        even if you were out, if your payin for your meal and thats how you dine
                        go for it.

                        belchings a compliment in some countries why cant we be the fingah lickin complimentin country
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                        • #13
                          its not a problem if you don't mind being considered rude in public. I think that was the original question. I mean... no one is going to stand up and yell.. or leave the restaurant. But it is considered to be rude when dining in public, and perhaps your wife likes to be treated with the same manners that you would use when you are in teh company of strangers... or if you have people over to the house.

                          Its not a big deal. Its not like sneezing into the salad buffet. But if you wanted to know if its 'considered rude in public'.. then yeah. Its not considered 'proper manners.' Just like sipping soup from the bowl, blowing your nose while seated at the table, and licking spilled salt from the table top

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ravage!!! View Post
                            its not a problem if you don't mind being considered rude in public. I think that was the original question. I mean... no one is going to stand up and yell.. or leave the restaurant. But it is considered to be rude when dining in public, and perhaps your wife likes to be treated with the same manners that you would use when you are in teh company of strangers... or if you have people over to the house.

                            Its not a big deal. Its not like sneezing into the salad buffet. But if you wanted to know if its 'considered rude in public'.. then yeah. Its not considered 'proper manners.' Just like sipping soup from the bowl, blowing your nose while seated at the table, and licking spilled salt from the table top
                            I suppose next you're going to try and say drinking the milk from the cereal bowl is rude to, hunh?

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                            • #15
                              not has bad has chewing with your mouth open

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