OK, I have probably mentioned this more than once, especially in the pet peeve thread but poor table manners make me crazy. I don't know why it bothers me so much because I don't even know these people and am not at the same table with them but I just want to get up, walk over and dump their plate on their head. Yesterday, I stopped by one of my favorite places, Bill's Burgers, a top 50 in Texas Monthly every time. I sit down and look straight over and there's this guy facing me with a woman sitting across from him. He's not talking UNTIL THE PIG LOADS A BIG BITE OF FOOD INTO HIS MAW!!!!!!!! Then, he pushes it to one side and talks out of the other side of his mouth. Egads, what a pig that missed the slaughter and he's spewing food out as he talks. So, why didn't I just get up and move? BECAUSE HE COULDN'T HAVE SEEN ME GLARING AT HIM, THAT'S WHY!!!!! He looked over at me and gave me the "man nod' which is one of the dumbest thing some men do, what the hell does that mean, acknowledgement that I am here on this earth? He couldn't just say "hello' with his fat mouth full of fries? OK, so I did move over to the window where I could look out and see this woman eating like she'd just read the Book of Etiquette. It was a contrast that you had to see to believe. It was the difference between dining and feeding. I wanted to go outside and tell her how wonderful her table manners were but thought better of it. I really wish stuff like that didn't get to me but my Mom drummed into me table manners or I wasn't allowed to go out to dinner with them. And I see a lot of people, and a lot of kids, that never got those lessons. Whenever they release some food recall and people have gotten sick, I always hope it was them.