Manners Matter: Still Not Cool to Eat Peanut Butter with Your Fingers

Dear Mary Pat,

Now that everyone is sanitizing and washing their hands constantly, is it cool to eat peanut butter out of the jar with your fingers again?


Sticky Fingers

Sevastopol, Wisconsin

Dear Sticky Fingers,

No, it’s not cool to eat peanut butter out of a jar with your fingers. Ever. Same goes for chugging orange juice or milk from the container. Yuck. Is it difficult to find a spoon? Or a glass? No, of course it isn’t.

It is totally acceptable to eat ice cream from the container if it’s a pint size or smaller and only if you can finish it in one sitting. 

Good luck,

Mary Pat

Miss Pat was educated at the Finnish Finishing School for Fine Ladies. Eloquent in edifying etiquette, she is fluent in seven languages, including the language of love. Mary Pat has generously extended her counsel to you and will answer any and all inquiries. Email Mary Pat at [email protected].