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[–] ElementalPee 8 points -3 points (+5|-8) ago 

I don't want to defend them because clearly you're on the right side of just about everything here but just as a minor point, eating fries with a fork for real? That is a really goofy attempt at some kind of snobby affectation there.

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[–] hamsbegone 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

That's what you gathered from this post? Some people have different table etiquette than others.

OP keep eating your fries with a fork and avoid grease fingers. Snobbery is thinking you can only eat the same way some jackass does :)

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[–] libertas_aut_mors [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I explained this already. It's not snobby, it's hygenic. If you live in a city with public transportation, like NYC, even if you wash your hands before dinner, it's best to not risk getting sick. Plus it's nasty having grease and shit on your hands. Which seems more practical?

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[–] HamSalad 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Fork fry eater here too. Nothing worse than having your fingers covered with grease and mustard.

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[–] ElementalPee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't usually eat fries to begin with but it's happened before and usually I just take a few with my fingertips and if grease becomes a problem then I'd use a napkin or something. I don't think anyone who's not three years old or the people in your story is usually grabbing fistfulls of fries so based on practical experience, the problem of greasy hands seems a little overstated. In terms of hygiene, do you also eat a turkey sandwich for example with a fork?

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[–] Unsung_Heroes_again 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm with you brother, fries were made as the finger food potato.

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[–] bellylugosi 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's actually proper etiquette to eat fries with your hands because they are classified as "finger foods" but I can understand why people use forks. I only know this because I had to take food/dining etiquette classes as a teen.

Fats think everything is finger food though so....