Column: Book on table manners, restaurant etiquette leaves feelings of inadequacy




Mary Ellen has been reading a book that has me concerned. It raises expectations in women and makes wives think their husbands are inadequate.

That’s why tomorrow, I’m tossing in the trash the latest edition of “Emily Post’s Etiquette.”

The volume is almost 800 pages and weighs 2 pounds. You have to hold it with two hands, but don’t use those two hands for eating fried chicken, jumbo shrimp or corn on the cob, which require another whole set of rules.

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