Rule 84: The Proper Arrangement of Restaurant Cream Packets
Not too long ago, I was out to eat with my family. We were a reservation-less party of seven, which led to a Thanksgiving-esque separation of the adults and children. While my parents and grandparents enjoyed a grownup meal, my sister and her boyfriend were treated to the brilliance of Thomas B. Marlow - in this case dealing with cream packets.
The guidelines for cream packet arrangement are quite simple, really. Usually they will be placed in a circular dish, like so:
This is terrible. The haphazard placement is an affront to the proper order of the world. Correctly ordered, a dish should look like this:
Obviously, as you continue to drink coffee your arrangement will have to change - keep it geometric!
- The solitary cream packet
- Hexagon, center open
- Hexagon, center filled
- Start stacking a second level or drink some coffee
As happens throughout history, genius is not appreciated: