At an official reception at the cottage or friends – you're bound to meet her. It can appear in front of you smart, big, small, bright-colored or elegant pure white. But even this does not confuse you, if you remember rule: linen or paper, napkin has a principal purpose of which has developed over the centuries – to protect your clothes from stains. Even if before you pulled out a box of papers, which are sent directly to the use of trash, and in this case should not be neglected socially accepted etiquette. Rule 1: If you're given a napkin, use it.
Do not leave it on the table untouched. Cloth given to her to wipe his hands and mouth, as well as clothing to protect against possible staining. The fact that people do not use it, gives out that he was a slob. Rule 2: Wait until the boss desk deploys his napkin. Only then will start for her. Rule 3: If the napkin is too large and decreases with the knees, fold it to fit your needs.
Rule 4: In a decent society, the table does not make any sudden made sweeping motions. You should not aggressively shake cloth to expand it. Do not wipe cloth, like a towel for morning exercise. Just a little dab your mouth. Rule 5: Do not rush to deploy a tissue, wait bring a dish. Rule 6: If you must leave the table, leave the napkin on chair or to the left of the plate. After the meal, place the napkin and left on the plates, but in any case not in a bowl. Rule 7: Where is the place napkins? On your lap. Not for a belt or a collar. Although, if you're in a society where such behavior is acceptable, feel free to follow him. For example, in southern Italy and in New Jersey serving spaghetti wonderful seafood sauce.