There are many pressing issues in this world.
We… wish we could say we were joking. But we also can’t stop thinking about it.
A woman has sparked a brutal internet debate about the correct organisation of the cutlery tray, after her nosy mother-in-law rearranged hers one time.
Writing in the Organisation Ideas Australia Facebook group, the woman was understandably very distressed.
“My mum in law stays every few weekends – she’s old school Italian and has her way of doing things etc. I get a laugh,” she wrote.
“She changed my cutlery to go forks, knives, spoons, I had knives first. Last visit, she re-hung my washing with every piece touching. I just let her do it,” she added.
As expected, the people had many feelings about this cutlery organisation. But while some agreed with the woman’s original order, others were… insulted.
“It’s correct etiquette as to lay out a table setting – funnily enough we were taught how to do this years ago in high school,” one person wrote.
“Definitely spoons forks knives,” another said.
“Spoons, forks, knives in this house,” wrote another.
With conflicting opinions running rampant, there was only one thing left to do: research.
We started in the office, with the cutlery tray in the kitchen.
It is, we hope, an outlier, and will be banned from our study.
Conveniently ignoring the above evidence, the Mamamia team has identified two types of people when it comes to cutlery.
Forks to Spoons.
Why are you... so obsessed with forks?