I made a faux pas last night. I was eating roast chicken in an American Brasserie near Roppongi Hills. Normally in a Japanese restaurant you are given a towel to wash your hands before eating. But since this was an American style restaurant they didn’t do this. After I had finished eating my dinner I picked at the chicken with my fingers while chatting. I was interrupted by a waitress who rushed over with a towel. At first I thought she was giving this to me so I could wipe my hands once I had finished eating the chicken. But she took the towel out of its wrapper and wanted me to wipe my fingers before I continued eating. I like eating with my fingers, and I forget that in certain circumstances it will horrify the people around me.