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Keep your elbows off the table

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As food decorated my face during a family meal at age nine, my mother told me, “Keep eating like that and no man will ever want to take you to eat at a nice restaurant — he’ll be too embarrassed to be seen with you.”

Several years after my 20th birthday, my boyfriend insisted we depart a restaurant immediately as people watched me attack a pepper and steak sandwich like I was recovering from a 30-day fast.

Guess mom had a point.

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