I asked this question as two nights in a row while I ate the only "sweets" I eat all day, ONE (or two) pieces of Lindt 70% chocolate, I ended up with chocolate over my top -one was a really nice, new (from op shop) one, and it left slight stains.
It seems chocolate makes marks with me - perhaps a sign I should not be eating it!!
I do regularly drop food as is evidenced by my two dogs hanging around while I eat - a habit I really do not like but I guess they know that I occasionally will drop a crumb! I always eat in front of the TV so not at a table apart from breakfast where I sit at a breakfast bar.
In answer to this question I shall just say this . . . I have a friend who had a snack bar and I would often go there for breakfast. The first thing he did on my arrival, every time, was to put a tea towel around me like a bib.
My husband calls me a Grub because I am forever dropping food on my clothes. It usually lands just above my breasts, so it probably falls from my chin, or the spoon/fork. I suppose it depends whether I am sitting or standing when I eat. If standing, I can get the bowl/plate closer to my face. Usually, its not just my clothes that catch the spills, but the table as well !! It just seems to jump there. Messy eater that's me !!
Unfortunately I do. I avoid spaghetti type dishes if I eat out because no matter how careful I am somehow I will end up with some on my top. Nice to see I am not the only one with this food dropping problem.
I seem to dribble my coffee/hot chocolate drinks a bit down my tops and although I wash the small stain, I also can't get rid of it completely.
I have a nice cream coloured top with a stain on it that won't come out now and I'm getting tired of this but I do have coordination issues, especially when tired or drinking the thing quickly.
I believe that we ALL are guilty of this at some time or another, though some lots more frequent than others! If I am in a hurry,I find this happens far more readily. Usually though,I am a slow,sedate sort of eater,and I find that I do not drop food on too many occasions any more! When I was working I would carry one of those brilliant Dynamo Stain Removal pens or the the Neon Stain Removal towelettes in my bag with me! Eveyone seemed to know that I had these little magical objects, so they would love me going to their rescue when accidents happened!!!! I must say that they were the cleverest little things around,whether for my own use or to share with others in need!!!!
Oh! Rice.....they're not a problem for me, BUT I used to really have a good laugh at my useless m-i-l, as she had to do a side-V to get her soup from bowl, going out forwards, then back up to her mouth, as her's were from just below her neck to her waistline, & that was when IN a bra! They were H U G E, & must've weighed a ton!
My dear late Mother had an acronym, she'd whisper to me if she saw 'T-o-S'.....you can work it out, I'm sure!