"Not a problem" is a poor substitute for "You're welcome."— Dear FloFab (@FloFab) February 21, 2013
The New York Times' incomparable and ageless font of knowledge Flo Fab joined Twitter on February 16, with a bio that reads, "Do you have a dining etiquette question? Get your elbows off the table and ask." In the five days since joining, she's sent six tweets out into the ether (plus a couple retweets), each time dropping some hints and tips aimed at helping make the dining experience just a little bit better.
At the moment, Flo Fab has only 458 followers, and that is just not enough. Seriously, go follow her and ask some etiquette questions. See what you're missing below.
Do scented candles belong in restaurants?
I suppose there is a time and place for scented candles, but it is not at the dinner table.— Dear FloFab (@FloFab) February 20, 2013
What's good etiquette for email invites?
When sending email invitations, make clear who is invited: just the recipient, or recipient +1, or recipient's entire family tree.— Dear FloFab (@FloFab) February 19, 2013
How do you pronounce the plural form of Bordeaux?
The plural of Bordeaux is not "Bordoze."— Dear FloFab (@FloFab) February 16, 2013
And Flo Fab used the occasion of her very first tweet to discuss proper etiquette on using toothpicks given to you by restaurants:
When restaurants provide toothpicks, wait until you have stepped outside before you start probing your gums.— Dear FloFab (@FloFab) February 16, 2013