I've noticed that


#1

…when people get older they start unecessarily using knives for things, like eating fruit and opening envelopes.

I’m here all week!


#2

Plus they get wrinkly and their balls go long


#3

On the continent (I don’t know if I mentioned that I’m on the continent) everyone seems to use steak knives for tea where a normal knife would suffice


#4

I use a letter opener to open my envelopes thank you


#5

Privilege.


#6

Indeed. And isn’t it a thing of wonder

I don’t really, but my grandparents do have an actual letter opener, basically a blunt knife, so that backs your point up


#7

men in westerns love elaborately eating things with knives in ways that are not really necessary. Apples for example

or this scene from The Good the Bad and the Ugly


#8

Just thought that in some cases it might be because of arthritis and similar stuff, innit, rather than it just being an old-fashioned habit.

To be fair, eating fruit is better with a knife.


#9

In my grandparents case, it’s something they’ve done since my dad was a kid apparently so old fashioned habit. But then they both have arthritis, so it helps out in that way.


#10

They do have teaspoons on the continent, actually.


#11

No they don’t stop these lies


#12

why settle for less if you don’t have to?


#13

Isn’t it odd the way that Americans will only use a knife for cutting through something and then put it down, change hands with the fork and then eat it. What a waste of time.


#14

It feels very decadent, but I guess over all I’m in favour


#15

who owns the most expensive knife/set of Knives? Something I can’t bring myself to spend big money on


#16

good system if you are eating off your lap whilst watching tv though - once you are done cutting you can get into more of a recline


#17

No one’s ever said ‘oh, this knife is cutting my tea too well’


#18

i got a “canteen of cutlery” as a wedding present from my gran and uncle

They are stainless steal though (not silver) . I got them in the divorce and they have only ever been used for “special occasions” i.e., hardly ever

I would quite like to get an expensive kitchen knife/ knives - but I would only fuck them up I think


#19

I believe it to be Rutger Hauer.


#20

I’ve seen forks you people wouldn’t believe.

Steak knives on fire in a shoulder of pork.

I watched spoons glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All this cutlery will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.