We hope everyone has had a great week and are now looking forward to a great weekend. In this week’s shoot-the-shit will show you three spoons that you’ll likely encounter in formal dining. Think of this as therapy and if anyone has been watching the DNC convention and subsequent 2016 Presidential campaign, you definitely need therapy. Regrettably, psychologists, psychiatrists and the behavioral sciences on aggregate are living proof that free market economies produce sufficient surpluses to support their asses.

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Readers, there are 30 different types of spoons; we’re going to show you just three. If you learn just these, I can assure you that you’ll be viewed as sophisticated and worldly.

A. soup spoon

The Soup Spoon


icream spoon

Ice Cream Spoon

C. saucier spoon

Saucier Spoon

The soup spoon has a rounded and deep bowl so you can eat your soup. Recall that we never stick the spoon in our mouth, we bring our lips up to the edge and sip the soup. Were you to use a soup spoon to eat ice cream the bowl will become packed with ice cream requiring the dinner to tongue the spoon. Tonguing of a spoon is completely unacceptable, even for current and former USMC. However, tonguing of a soup spoon may have its place if you’re dinning in company offering the potential for a moment of intimacy and you’d like to subliminally convey a skill set.

The ice cream spoon has a very flat bowl to avoid the problem discussed in the previous paragraph. The length of the handle is not a material characteristic. The defining attribute is the flatness of its bowl and not its shape. In very elegant settings you may even be presented with an ice cream fork.

Last is the very specialized saucier spoon. This is a very specialized spoon and its defining characteristic is a shallow bowl combined with a pronounced notch. This is a spoon that is only used for tasting of a sauce. Let’s assume that you’ve been presented with a fish dish and you are now selecting an appropriate sauce. You would sample the various sauces with a saucier spoon.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s shoot-the-shit topic. Let’s us hear from you and stay focused on this upcoming 2016 Presidential election. From what we’re seeing the known entity is by far the worse of the two choices and we’ll comment with more specificity as we get closer to election day. Much of what you’re hearing in the news can be dismissed as absolute falsehoods and can readily be dismissed as mushroom compost.

Enjoy the weekend and spend some quality time with your buds and family!

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