Finger Food As A Social Norm In The United States

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In the United States, it is a social norm to eat with utensils, like forks and knives. In many countries, such as Thailand and India, folks eat with their hands. This is a social norm in their countries. In America, this is considered rude and unsanitary. People want to keep their hands clean. However, “finger food” is food most Americans eat with their hands, like hot dogs and pizza. I decided to put this to the test while at dinner with my family. For dinner, we had taquitos(finger good), and I had cantaloupe. I hypothesized many reactions, though I decided that the most likely and predictable reaction would be a scolding. My parents would probably reprimand me for my ill-mannered ways. I predicted my parents’ reaction would be annoyance

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