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Bri Edwards

Eating With My Hands.... [mealtime alone; humor; lack of manners! ]

I bet all of you have eaten food, using no utensil.
[I wonder if monkeys ever eat, using their tails(-prehensile) ]
Usually I only eat sandwiches, or whole fruits, using just hands, no tools.
After all, my mom taught me all about..... the “proper” (human) eating rules.

Yes, here in civilized America, I was taught to use knives, forks, and spoons.
What do you think Americans are, after all? African baboons? ?
BUT, tonight while my wife was gone [she’d left me leftover food],
I ate in a fashion my mother would consider...... perhaps BOTH crude and rude.
I set before myself a cold frying pan of cooked veggies and beef, not pork,
and I “pigged out” [you can say that again] using NO knife, NOR spoon, NOR fork.
The sight of the mixed veggie-and-meat juices.....
....................opened wide in my mouth my saliva sluices.

I held the bones with my two hands, and gnawed them like a shark.
Then I wolfed down potatoes, carrots, and onions. You’d think that I might bark.
[like a dog]
I had a little wine as well, but....... I did NOT drink from the bottle,
and when I’d finished off the feast, ...... from the table I did waddle.


Submitted: Sunday, August 04, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 05, 2013

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THIS IS a true story. the meal occurred last night in fact. yummy, though a little messy. finger-licking good! i did forget to say there was also lettuce and avocado salad, no dressing, AND no utensils.

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  • Unwritten Soul (8/11/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    Hahaah this sounds good, you know in many Asian countries like southeast asia, south asia, and part of middle east we use hand, right hand to eat...North Asian countries like chinese, japanese they use chopstick. I found out eating using hand is making food feel tastier, well we dont eat sandwiches using spoon or chopstick right, at least not for me. but eating using hand also need a manner, and way to do it so it wont be messy and clean..what is important wash your hand before eating! ! hygiene! :) hmm should try many times LOL _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (8/9/2013 7:48:00 AM)

    Bri, ha ha. my uncle (the bald one which you have the picture) eats a especial foods named: DAM POKHTI with his hands. and i really like to try it once. i have heard that eating with hands have a especial medicine effect that is positive.
    well done. (Report) Reply

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