Let’s hear some comments from The Peanut Gallery!
According to Paper Napkin it is National De-lurking week.
So if you’re a regular who’s been just sitting in the wings,
please come out and give a big ole Howdy Doody.
I’d love to hear from you.
And to keep you entertained, I leave you with Howdy’s 48 rules
of life. Enjoy!
- Always wash you hands before meals and snacks…with soap.
- Never use a guest towel unless you’ve thoroughly washed your hands first,
and don’t use them to dry your dog after his bath.
- Don’t pick your teeth with a knife or other sharp objects; that’s why they
- Brush your teeth twice a day, with toothpaste, whether you want to or not,
it’s good for you.
- Floss your teeth twice a day, with dental floss, not kite string; it’s good
for your gums.
- Never bite your nails and hangnails in public, no matter how much they bug
- Help others and treat them with respect.
- Remember the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them to
- Don’t interrupt when others are talking, no matter how boring they are.
- Always put your best foot forward, but keep it off other people’s pets and
never insert it into your own mouth (don’t make a fool of yourself).
- Nobody likes a bragger.
- Always share your toys with others.
- Always say please and thank you.
- Always open and close doors for friends and strangers.
- Doing good things for others makes you feel better about yourself and the
- Always take turns.
- We can all make the world a better place and you can help!
- Don’t be mean.
- Always play nice!
- If somebody has the toy you want, wait your turn or get another one; it’s
not that important!
- Never hit anyone with your hand, fist, foot, nose, or forehead.
- Never tease anyone about anything, they won’t like it and neither would you.
- It’s not polite to play with your food, even if it plays back.
- Try everything on your plate, no matter how bad it looks or smells. (This
rule does not apply to raw oysters, octopus, or Brussels Sprouts.)
- Don’t complain about the food, no matter how bad it looks or smells. (This
rule does apply to raw oysters, octopus, and Brussels Sprouts.)
- Only take one bite at a time.
- Always swallow your food before you drink.
- Always swallow before you talk.
- Never put your head, elbows, knees, ankles, or feet on the table!
- Take small bites. Large bites are an invitation for Aunt Millie to practice
the Hiemlich maneuver!
- Always chew with your mouth closed and chew quietly, no matter how crunchy /
noisy the food is.
- Never throw any food to your buddies or your grandfather. Passing the Jell-O
is not a legal football play.
- Always ask for items to be passed, don’t reach across other people’s plates,
a fork can be a dangerous weapon.
- Make sure everyone has been served at least once before copping seconds.
- Be sure everyone has been served before eating.
- Ask to be excused before leaving the table; try not to leave the table until
everyone is finished.
- Never wash your hands in your water glass.
- Keep table noise to a dull roar and don’t laugh too loud.
- Keep your jokes and stories clean and tasteful. Just because you think
"gross" is funny does not mean it will be appreciated by others.
- Never tell jokes on the host or hostess,no matter how much they deserve it.
- Napkins should always rest on your lap, not on your head.
- Always take off your hat before sitting down at the table,no matter how cool
you think it is to wear it, backwards or not.
- Never take food from anyone else’s plate, especially the cat’s.
- Never point, tease or laugh-out-loud when somebody screws up at the table.
We all do eventually.
- Never drink from the gravy boat; nobody’s gravy is that good…even Aunt
- Pets on the table are not a good idea, no matter how cute and well behaved
Fluffy and Spot are.
- Always pass the food to the left, it prevents mashed-potato/gravy traffic
jams and accidents.
- Never juggle your food, pets, or knives at the dinner table.
And finally just a happy little reminder from yours truly: