As I lifted the fork to my mouth; she called in a loud voice “Using the scoop side of the fork to eat peas and rice, is the height of bad manners. It’s a fork not a shovel. Where did you learn your manners from?”
At thirteen, I was uprooted from my close knit family, my friends, my home, my country.
Michelle Stone

Americans, in general, don’t know how to eat with utensils. Most of the “rules” they dreamed up make no sense and are quite cumbersome; watching them eat is like watching an elephant dance!