This has been getting on my wick for months.
And this week it made me actually rage out loud. Pause the TV and take a photograph.
Two photos in fact.
What in particular with regards to table manners am I talking about on Ranty Friday this week? Well that picture above, that’s what. Two different settings on Corrie this week, both those photos taken within five minutes of each other.
Eating with mouths open
Talking whilst eating
Waving food and cutlery around
Getting up from the table whilst still chewing.
It’s disgusting. Table manners cost nothing. It doesn’t matter what your annual household income is or where it comes from, manners are manners in my book. What are teaching people if we think that is acceptable? I can’t stand the sound of somebody talking whilst eating. It’s rude. There is no need to be talking whilst you have a mouthful of food. Just hush for five minutes.
There is certainly no excuse for eating with your mouth open.
Do writers actually put that in the scripts?
Elbows on table I will forgive, I don’t have a massive issue with that. I do have an issue with elbows being out at a 45 degree angle and nudging the person on your left and right, but that is a different story.
Why is toast being used to argue a point? Why is it being wafted around? If it isn’t toast, it’s a knife.
Corrie is my escapism each week. But increasingly it is making me rage. Not with the outrageous plot lines but with the falling into bed on a first date, and now we have to contend with our children thinking that is is an acceptable way of behaving at the table.
Well let me tell you, dear reader, it bloody isn’t.