When you eat food that’s particularly messy, it’s a given that some of it will end up trapped in your beard. If you’ve not got a beard it’s likely you’ve had some pasta sauce and it’s smothering the sides of your mouth.
So, how do we avoid this calamity of countenance? There are a few things that can be done to minimise the chances of this happening.
Pasta, soup, ice cream; the three points of the danger triangle. These are the types of foods that you’re going to want to be careful with — anything that’s at risk of painting your pantalons.
Your best bet is to avoid food that can have to eat with your fingers, pizza is an example that comes to mind. Actually, better than avoid pizza – because who wants to do that? – you’re going to have to eat using utensils.
By using a fork, or spoon, you minimise the amount of food that is coming on contact with your facial hair. Another thing you’re going to want to do is use your thumb and index finger to shift any overhanging hair away from your mouth.
Even though using utensils will help, using them correctly is even better; make sure you don’t overload the fork.
Moving on to desserts, let’s take doughnuts — they’re very crumbly and caked in sugar so they’re going to be a hazard. If you’ve got a knife to hand then chop up the doughnut into segmented pieces of yum.
You’ve got to be careful with syrups too, these can clog up the hair in your beard like glue.
Drinks take a similar route to everything I’ve just mentioned, if in doubt, just use a straw. If you’re drinking at hot drink then one of those cups you can get from Starbucks and Costa will do the trick. You know, the ones with the little mouth piece on one side.