I used chopsticks to eat soup last night.
One of our favourite places to eat is this place. It's close to home, it's tasty, and it's inexpensive. And it's super-casual, so we can go there on a whim. It's one of those places where you fill out your own order form - by number - because most of the staff don't really seem to speak English, and it's just easier that way. Usually I get #448, which is rice vermicelli, spring roll, salad and shredded pork, but last night I got adventurous. Tried something new.
MASSIVE BOWL OF SOUP with "well-done brisket" and "rare beef" (which cooks in the bowl once it's on the table) and rice vermicelli. It's a meal in a bowl of broth. The big Asian-style spoons work for the broth, but nothing else.
So ... having watched others ... I used chopsticks.
It wasn't pretty. I'm not very good with chopsticks anyway, never mind in a soup context. There's a good chance that had I been in a more significant restaurant, my efforts would have caused an international incident. Still. I was more than full in the end, and still had a significant amount left over.
All for $7.
I highly recommend it.