A Consideration of Under the Table Kicking

As many of us eat in restaurants after Sunday morning worship, I have a piece of advice for ladies who will dine with gentlemen today.  Taken from The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook and Lewis Carroll’s Guide to Dining Etiquette are these words:

As a general rule, do not kick the shins of the opposite gentleman under the table, if personally unacquainted with him; your pleasantry is liable to be misunderstood – a circumstance at all times unpleasant.

As written, these instructions seem to leave us with the option of kicking the shins of the opposite gentleman under the table if we are personally acquainted with him. However, in considering this, I strongly feel led to suggest you entirely leave off the dining room kicking maneuvers.

Have a blessed Sunday. Rejoice. Smile. Be happy.


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