Why do Jordanians use newspapers when setting a table?
I’ve been looking at a lot of pictures of food on the Jordanian blogspehere , home cooked food, and almost ALWAYS they are using a newspaper on the table instead of a table cloth.
My Mom uses one too, OMG this is tooooooooo funny.
Since I have been out of Jordan for so long I kinda notice these odd behaviours more.
I guess it’s good recycling and entertaining to read while eating, but we were forbidden from using the obituary page when setting the table, not sure if it was because of the word of God or so not to disrespect the dead.
So why? Do you condone this habit? Do you think it’s healthy?