Do you use chopsticks?

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Why is it that my husbands will eat all other meals with a knife and a fork but put a plate of noodles that look a like spaghetti call it Lomain and he's gotta have chopsticks


So I asked why is this? " He said its having culture"

 I call it being a follower, doing what everyone else dose and not knowing why or at the least not to ask why.


While sitting there at the local Chinese Restaurant I was handed chopsticks and they came in a  wrapper with the history of chopsticks printed on them. It explained that eating with sticks was made popular when the Ruler of the Shang Dynasty in 1600 something BC claimed that eating with a knife was a sign of aggression.

Thus the sticks replace ancient knives and forks and a trend was set. (Key word Trend)


Of coarse my husband had no idea why he used the sticks, it was just what you do when you eat Chinese. So I ask you, do you eat with the sticks? Did you know why?

Trend followers - They are out there - the trick is to go against the trend and to stand out of the pack. 


My blogs is like a scene from the movie "MY Big Fat Greek Wedding"

I can always equate everything back to why you should buy my virtual tours!!

I'm laughing at myself right now.




One of my biggest challenge is to convince Realtors that it's ok to divert some of their marketing dollars away from what all the other Realtors are doing and try something different.


Be a trend setter and don't follow the other lemmings as the fall off the cliff.

Comments (7)

Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes
I eat sushi at least 2 times a week. I would eat it every day if I could. But I would love to see you eating that with a fork. Its the proper way to eat that meal. As I am middle eastern there are most foods you dont eat with a fork, but with your hands and knowing the proper way it just looks wrong when people eat it with the fork. So when eating something cultured other then american food eating it the way it was meant to be is not only proper but helps you enjoy the full culture of what you are eating.
Jun 02, 2008 03:26 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Cathy - I have never used chopsticks and I don't intend to start anytime soon.  I just ask for a fork if they bring me sticks.  I figure this is not really a skill that I need to learn for any reason.  We have forks - why not use them?  It wouldn't make me feel any differently to eat with chopsticks.  I would just make a big mess.

Jun 02, 2008 03:36 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Another interesting thing is that chopsticks were common in China as early as 1600BC but the fork was common in Europe until the 10 century (AD)

Jun 02, 2008 03:41 AM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey, Kathy. I have no desire to use chop sticks, they slow you down. Not that I eat crazy fast, I would just rather chew more than one grain of rice at a time. I hope that you have a great week, Jim

Jun 02, 2008 03:48 AM
Cathy Williams
Virtual Access Tours Monmouth and Ocean County NJ - Freehold, NJ

Heather , Jason, Charles - the blog was not really about eating with chopsticks - Why so serious everyone? Lighten Up!  Its about finding a way to stand out.

Charles- The history lesson was from the wrapper of the chopsticks at the Chinese restaurant. I'll let them know!

Have a good week too

Jun 02, 2008 03:59 AM
Jamie Stimpson
Keller Williams West Monmouth - Freehold, NJ

Cathy ,thanks for the shout out -I will try and get on more.

5 kids and spring are a time consuming mix.

As far as chopsticks, don't they just put the plate up to thier mouths and shovel it in anyway.-no thanks,I will keep my fork.

Jun 02, 2008 05:03 AM
IMNJ - Internet Marketing Specialist
Internet Marketing NJ - Red Bank, NJ

Trend setters are innovators, leaders, and sieze the opportunity when it presents itself without fear of failure. Trend followers go where there is implyed value in what others are doing. Its safe with minimal risk.

The trick is to educate prospects and then exceed expectations when you have the opportunity to show them the light. Easier said than done.

"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jun 02, 2008 08:32 AM