I messed up today.
And, I think I already kind of knew this – but, not really. Don’t stand your chopsticks upright in your meal. It’s not so polite. Like, really not polite.
Even if you are eating some take-away noodles in a plastic dish in a conference room.
Still not polite.
It represents the way incense is placed in sacrificial and funeral offerings. I promise I wasn’t trying to invite images of death to the meeting. Really.
Luckily, my co-worker let me know the error of my ways. Whew! Won’t be doing that during an important business dinner someday.
Apparently, I’m still an Asia newb.