A 7-year-old Filipino boy in Quebec was punished by his school lunch monitor for eating with a spoon and fork rather than fork and knife. He was made to eat alone. This style of using cutlery is used by people in Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Canada (where I live) is a multicultural society and this incident is embarrassing. Two great articles about the incident and living in a diverse world are below.
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OK, look closely at the picture. The fork is a socket, the spoon is a wrench and the knife is a pair of pliers (does that make the knife a pair now?). Novelty is pretty much the value here but it’s still pretty cool. I’m sure my Dad would be interested in the spin off product line called Lureware.
Wrenchware 3-Piece Knife Fork & Spoon Handyman Tools
Three of us got one of these in our Xmas stocking, two of us adults and one college student. The adults thought “Hmmm…good for camping and opening beer.” and the student thought “Perfect for the dorm! (and beer)”. Eating prepared food in some dorms is against the rules and even finding cutlery is a possible fine. So we declared it the “Stealth Spork” and then one of the ladies in the room brandished it in her fist declaring it a great self-defense weapon. The CRKT Eat’N Tool is now known in our house as the “Killer Stealth Spork”. I love this and plan to buy more as gifts.
Columbia River Knife and Tool’s Eat N Tool
A service for 8 set with a whopping 45 pieces. The thing that strikes me most about this set is that it’s 18/10 stainless steel that looks and feels like silverware. But no polishing and it is dishwasher safe. Use it everyday and use it for the special occasions. It’s Henckel so you know you are getting quality. This would be a wedding present the future couple would use for years.
J.A. Henckels International Provence 45-Piece Stainless-Steel Flatware Set, Service for 8