How to Eat Soup!

Here’s the next installment of manners and etiquette (courtesy of the Goops).

How to Eat Soup
Whenever you are eating soup
Remember not to be a Goop!
And if you think to say this rhyme,
Perhaps ’twill help you every time:

Like little boats that put to sea,

I push my spoon AWAY from me;
I do not tilt my dish, nor scrape
The last few drops, like hungry ape!

Like little boats, that, almost filled,
Come back without their cargoes spilled,
My spoon sails gently to my lips,
Unloading from the SIDE, like ships.

Source: More Goops and How Not to Be Them: a Manual of Manners for Impolite Infants Depicting the Characteristics of Many Naughty and Thoughtless Children by Gelett Burgess.

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