Another ah-ha moment, thinking about the trip to China. Chopsticks.
Chopsticks, chopsticks. Maybe I should practice that. I could get a lot of practice in the remaining 8 months before departure. It's not like I'm a complete loser with them.
In fact, I'm quite adept -- for the first 30 seconds. Then like the Coyote running in air after the Road Runner, some how I see the world dropping away below me and it all falls apart.
Practice will help me not overthink it.
Or, I could take JW's suggestion, and wear a big fork on a ribbon around my neck. Can I get one with an American flag?