DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I often enjoy margaritas on the rocks with salt on the glass rim. He has a habit of first licking the salt on the rim and then taking a swig.
I think this habit is rude, but he thinks it is no problem. I simply take a drink normally, enjoying the salt while drinking (not licking!). Is his habit socially acceptable, as he claims, in the context of margarita drinking?
GENTLE READER: Licking is the prerogative of those not old enough for margaritas -- and, even then, it is limited to popsicles, lollipops and other inherently silly foods.