1. How you position your utensils sends specific signals to the waitstaff?

2. Rubbing your chopsticks together is considered rude? It’s a sign that the establishment is low quality or that their utensils are cheap.
(Source: Miami New Times.)

3. Resting your chopsticks across your bowl is considered a breach of etiquette?

4. Chopsticks should not be left vertically stuck into a bowl of rice because it resembles the ritual of incense burning that symbolizes “feeding” the dead and death in general.

5. That there is a proper way to hold and place your utensils down? You shouldn’t hold a knife like a dagger or place the cutlery back on the table once you’ve picked them up.
(Source: The Art of Doing Stuff.)

6. You should pass the salt and pepper together ALWAYS?. Don’t pass the salt or pepper separately.
(Source: Macma.)

7. This is considered an INFORMAL dining setting?
(Source: Etiquette Scholar.)

8. And this is what a FORMAL dining setup looks like?
(Source: Etiquette Scholar.)