The inimitable Joe Matise posted the following:
> Thanks, Mikeeee! Sounds interesting... not sure yet whether I'll be
> able to
> make SGF'10 but will certainly be at the lunch if I can :)
> However, I do hope that the lunch location does not commit the faux pas
> placing the dessert fork in the primary place setting. Dessert cutlery
> should always come out with the dessert plate itself, so as to not
> up the place setting, and to be the appropriate temperature for the
> [often chilled, for cheesecakes and other cold desserts that would be
> damaged by a warm fork].
> See for example
Joe, it is hard to post a posting that argues with Emily Post. However, most banquet-sized luncheons that I have attended make the very "faux pas" that you alluded to in the interest of expediting serving a large room full of hungry conference-goers. Consequently, I usually see the following setting:
And, that is what I am expecting, next April. Only time will tell; but, let's hope that a warm fork does not spoil the Lemon Raspberry Cake:-)
I will save a seat at my table for you.
Joe, best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.
If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter
what fork you use. - Emily Post