From a California man:
“we spent my youth fairly bad, but we went to a university that received pupils from some extremely rich families. A rich classmate invited me down to dinner one evening whenever her household ended up being visiting, so we went along to the restaurant that is fanciest we’d ever gone to.
“through the salad program, the waiter brought a platter that is cloth-covered the things I discovered later were chilled forks. We reached to just take the platter away from their arms around the table to the others so I could pass it. Evidently, judging through the laughter from my classmate’s sibling and parents, it was a faux that is major.