When dining out — a social grace —
In hoity-toity, swanky place —
We’re always told, this rule, obey:
Your napkin in your lap must stay.
So every time you dab your lips
You have to stoop pert near your hips.
Does that make sense? I’ll pose this point,
The basic question of this joint:
Is purpose of a dinner “nap”
To wipe your mouth, or guard your lap?
I’d much prefer the napkin stay
On tabletop, not hid away.
But etiquette we must not slight;
So keep your napkin out of sight.