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59. I learned on my first date with my wife
she told me we were going to order the sushi regular and the sashimi regular, and we'd share. I didn't even know what sashimi was, and had never had sushi... but, I forced myself to learn to eat with chopsticks. I'm much improved since then, but am still not great with spaghetti-like noodles.
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  -Do you know how to use chopsticks? 94114_San_Francisco  Mar-28-07 10:02 PM   #0 
  - I practice my multi-culturalism about once a week  NightWatcher   Mar-28-07 10:05 PM   #1 
  - Kung Pao!  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:18 PM   #11 
     - Fried rice kicks my ass  NightWatcher   Mar-28-07 10:24 PM   #15 
        - That calls for the advanced "scoop" movement.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:10 PM   #35 
  - Can't eat Asian food without!  Kali   Mar-28-07 10:06 PM   #2 
  - I couldn't agree more.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:20 PM   #12 
  - I can but I'm not very good  WakeMeUp   Mar-28-07 10:07 PM   #3 
  - Practice with popcorn.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:21 PM   #13 
  - As a Japanese-English translator, I would be ashamed not to be able to  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-28-07 10:08 PM   #4 
  - Was it a crash course in chopstick use or were you already skilled?  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:23 PM   #14 
     - I already knew how when I went because  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-28-07 10:28 PM   #17 
        - Then you know there are different types of chopsticks.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:12 PM   #36 
  - I can use chopsticks, but I'm no pro at it or anything.  Jamastiene   Mar-28-07 10:08 PM   #5 
  - Some things are very hard to eat with chopsticks.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:15 PM   #9 
     - Hehehe.  Jamastiene   Mar-28-07 10:54 PM   #23 
        - Finger food!  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:06 PM   #31 
           - Yep, it's not just fried chicken  Jamastiene   Mar-28-07 11:08 PM   #33 
  - My utensil of choice...  Chan790   Mar-28-07 10:10 PM   #6 
  - And spoons?!  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:45 PM   #20 
  - I'm no super-expert.......  CaliforniaPeggy   Mar-28-07 10:12 PM   #7 
  - Do you like sushi?  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:50 PM   #21 
  - I have trouble with pencils.  Nevernose   Mar-28-07 10:14 PM   #8 
  - Can you shuffle cards?  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 10:57 PM   #25 
  - I just can't do it!  mentalsolstice   Mar-28-07 10:16 PM   #10 
  - My advice would be to never move the "bottom" chopstick.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:00 PM   #26 
  - Yes, but sometimes my hand gets cramped using them  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-28-07 10:26 PM   #16 
  - The cramps go away if you use chopsticks often enough  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-28-07 10:29 PM   #18 
     - We could create a new product...  GoddessOfGuinness   Mar-28-07 10:44 PM   #19 
        - OMG!  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:01 PM   #27 
  - I eat all foods with normal utensils. The fact that rice is involved  amitten   Mar-28-07 10:53 PM   #22 
  - Party pooper.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:02 PM   #28 
  - why not eat ALL your meals with chopsticks...?  amitten   Mar-28-07 11:04 PM   #29 
     - How's does a person eat Cheerios with chopsticks?  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:08 PM   #32 
        - The same way you eat rice.  dicksteele   Mar-28-07 11:31 PM   #39 
  - Normal is a word defined only by its inappropriateness in any situation.  jobycom   Mar-29-07 03:06 AM   #47 
  - But chopsticks are "normal" utensils.  TommyO   Mar-29-07 08:12 AM   #55 
     - Yes, I am a Stickophobe. Trees scare the CRAP outa me. nt  amitten   Mar-29-07 12:57 PM   #58 
  - Not so good at it  bigwillq   Mar-28-07 10:57 PM   #24 
  - We'll have to find you an especially wonderful guy to offer personal coaching.  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:05 PM   #30 
     - I'm cool with fork.  bigwillq   Mar-28-07 11:09 PM   #34 
  - Of course I can...  jasonc   Mar-28-07 11:14 PM   #37 
  - Steep learning curve isn't it?  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:17 PM   #38 
     - ha  jasonc   Mar-28-07 11:31 PM   #40 
  - okay but,  wildhorses   Mar-28-07 11:33 PM   #41 
  - LOL! Triple bonus score!  94114_San_Francisco   Mar-28-07 11:36 PM   #43 
  - I can *play* chopsticks...  reyd reid reed   Mar-28-07 11:34 PM   #42 
  - true story  mulsh   Mar-28-07 11:52 PM   #44 
  - Other  helderheid   Mar-28-07 11:53 PM   #45 
  - I once had a charming travelling companion that insited I use them.  Vidar   Mar-29-07 01:39 AM   #46 
  - Shouldn't you be specific? Like, for food, for kindling wood, etc?  jobycom   Mar-29-07 03:11 AM   #48 
  - I manage  YankeyMCC   Mar-29-07 05:53 AM   #49 
  - omg, I try and try but cannot do it  Qanisqineq   Mar-29-07 06:48 AM   #50 
  - the metal ones are awful!  AllegroRondo   Mar-29-07 08:40 AM   #57 
  - My first job was in a Japanese resaurant.  baldguy   Mar-29-07 07:13 AM   #51 
  - Yes but  BarenakedLady   Mar-29-07 07:34 AM   #52 
  - Yes. On days when my hands are doing well I'm  ThomCat   Mar-29-07 08:04 AM   #53 
  - Yes, I can and do use them.  NewWaveChick1981   Mar-29-07 08:11 AM   #54 
  - I'm the one who has never held chopsticks  Mrs. Sniffa   Mar-29-07 08:26 AM   #56 
  - I learned on my first date with my wife  NewJeffCT   Mar-29-07 01:00 PM   #59 
  - I can get by well enough, but am no expert. I always use them to eat Chinese food.  Zavulon   Apr-05-07 02:51 PM   #60 
  - I've tried using them.  terrya   Apr-05-07 03:29 PM   #61 
  - I was taught by a wonderful old Chinese lady.  Xithras   Apr-05-07 03:37 PM   #62 
  - yes. in fact for a few years I carried a pair of decent ones in my backpack  unpossibles   Apr-05-07 03:48 PM   #63 
  - I can use them.  InvisibleTouch   Apr-05-07 03:55 PM   #64 

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