I’ve researched this carefully and have come up with much contrary advice.
You must have a folded cloth napkin on your lap with the fold toward you. Butter the corn all over, one row at a time, two rows at a time, not at all if dieting.
Hold corn at ends of cob, use corn holders only, wrap your corn in the napkin. Eat from left to right, the length of the corn, eat round and round, copy your hostess.
Shave corn off with knife. Do not shave your corn off the cob with a knife. Eat neatly, making no loud chewing sounds. Wipe your mouth with the cloth napkin after every bite.
Only eat it at home in private. At fancy parties, take the corn off the cob first and serve in a dish.
Aren’t we all confused? Somewhat like the instructions others give us about studying the Word of God, when all that matters is that somehow –like the corn- we get it into us.
“Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.” (John 6:27, MSG)
Prayer – Oh Lord, give us the grace to do just that. Amen