Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter
A woman has sparked a fiery debate about cutlery etiquette after admitting to holding her knife in her left hand.
The baffled mum reached out to an internet forum to assist her with the dilemma which has haunted her for nine years when things kicked off.
The furious discussion was spotted on Mumsnet, where commenters flocked to have their say, with many offended by the user’s table manners.
Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page
Mrs Hinch fans share bizarre food hack for removing stickers from hard surfaces
Mrs Hinch fans share hack to clean oven using 'amazing' 5p everyday product
The initial post read that the user had been left confused after her partner mocked her for using the supposedly incorrect hand at mealtimes.
Writing on the parenting forum, she said: "I'm right-handed. I hold my fork in my right hand and knife in left. This is the way I've always done it and felt comfortable, was never told or taught the correct way."
The woman added that she had suffered years of being told she wasn’t doing things the "proper" way by her other half and his family – including her mother-in-law.
A wine expert confirms that Prosecco hangovers are the worst type of hangovers
"For years my partner has joked about how I can't hold a knife and fork properly and even mentioned trying it the other way.
"I've tried – it doesn't feel right to me. He told me that his mother would probably tell me to switch hands as it's her 'pet hate'.
"We've been together for 9 years. He's not mentioned it for a while (until tonight) and I've avoided eating in front of his mother as much as possible else I feel paranoid. Feel like I'm being watched!"
This £12.50 natural skin balm is being hailed as a 'life changer' for eczema and psoriasis sufferers
Kerry Katona backs mum who says children sharing toys is 'socially acceptable theft'
The mum defended her position, insisting that she has perfect manners otherwise.
"I'm not a complete slob when It comes to eating or anything!" she wrote.
However, commenters were less than sympathetic with one calling her explanation ‘pathetic’.
This incredible 4p deep cleaning hack could save you from replacing your toothbrush
Cleaning expert shares 1p dishwasher tablet hack using an ice cube tray and it will save you money
"It's about table manners. 'It isn't comfortable for me' is a bit of a pathetic excuse," the first fumed.
Someone else argued it "shows a disregard for social norms and disrespect", saying it was "general laziness" if she "can't be bothered spending a bit of time learning to do it properly"
Some other users admitted that she would be harshly judged if attending one of their dinner parties.
Man shares impressive chemical-free cleaning hack that will transform your oven in 30 minutes
Mum-of-two saved an astonishing £25,000 in a year with these five simple tricks
"Well I'd definitely notice and judge you for it I'm afraid," one wrote.
However, the general conclusion was that it was her partner who was the unreasonable one.
"I would just ignore or take the p*** out of the way your partner holds theirs, that's what I've done to my husband in the past. Don't let it put you off of eating in front of people, especially his mother!" one more supportive comment read.
Another added: "Do what you feel most comfortable and ignore comments from small minded people."
Someone else simply suggested: "Fork 'em!"
Source: Read Full Article