Fork handles

My wife has a rather unusual obsession. She’s a fork freak. For some reason she always notices how people hold their fork, and becomes amusingly irritated when she sees someone doing it “wrong”. With children it’s forgiveable, but a grown adult holding an eating utensil like this


or this


or this


will be on the end of a withering stare and muttered comments about education and manners.

Luckily for me I know how to hold my fork “properly”, although I do have one fork quirk – I always hold it in my right hand. Some people assume that that makes me left-handed, which I can’t understand. I’m right-handed, so my instinct is to pick things up with my right hand, and that includes using forks, spoons, sporks or whetever, regardless of whether or not I also have to hold a knife in the other hand.

Finally, for those of you who don’t get the reference in the post title: