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Napkins for the way we actually use them.
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There are seemingly too many rules of ettiquette for some people to grasp, and the use of the napkin is often the bit of table manners which the fewest people understand. Therefor I propose the production of "SleeveKins." SleevKins are a tubular diposable napkin with elastic on either end that can be slipped over the forearm(s). In this manner, children, BBQ lovers, or slobs can continue to wipe their mouths on their sleeves. Once the meal is over, the SleevKins can be disposed of in the ordinary manner. For "The Hundred Thousand Gallon Restaurant" and other upcale locations, cotton SleeveKins are available.
Salted Nuts, Apr 06 2004

(?) Sleeve protector http://images.googl...DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8
Polyethylene or polypropylene, disposable, tubular, elastic on either end, and designed to be slipped over the forearms. More commonly used by printers and lab technicians, but equally suitable for wear in restaurants without a dress code. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) NewPig Pig Mats (“sorbent”) http://tinyurl.com/2zspw
[Salted Nuts] link. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004]


       And some trouserkins for my son, who still wipes his hands on his trousers even when he's wearing a napkin.
DrCurry, Apr 06 2004

       btw, in an attempt to prevent this, is the reason why there are buttons at the wrists of jackets.
po, Apr 06 2004

       But where'm I gunna wipe ma nose?
FarmerJohn, Apr 06 2004

       a tissue, farmer, bless you!
po, Apr 06 2004

       [FJ] Left arm nose, right arm mouth, now don't ask about the other end of the torso.
kbecker, Apr 06 2004

       Cotton ones were quite common in the days of butlers and Gentlemen's Gentlemen. Any butler worth his salt will have a pair, usually dark green for some reason.
oneoffdave, Apr 07 2004

       two of dave is always better than one...
po, Apr 07 2004

       Thank you po. Echo deleted.
oneoffdave, Apr 07 2004

       // the use of the napkin is often the bit of table manners which the fewest people understand //   

       Eh? How are you supposed to use a napkin? I use them in different ways, depending on what I'm eating, and sometimes not at all. Whose table manners are we talking about?   

       <"Quick, call the etiquette police - the guy at table 3 just folded his napkin into a paper plane!">
saker, Apr 07 2004

       Jurist, your link is about polypropelene, not very absorbant. (sp?) I like the idea in cotton,   

       but if I actually saw this I would choke on my dinner laughing.
dentworth, Apr 07 2004

       Jurist, although the polypro would be durable, the absorbancy (as mentioned above) would not be sufficient. I was thinking something like pig mat <<admin: giant URL moved to link area, above>> may be necessary for a good barbecued rib and watermellon dinner.
Salted Nuts, Apr 13 2004


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