Every time we go to an Asian restaurant, we always have to ask for a fork and a spoon. Most of the time, they think the fork and spoon are for Troy since I'm the Asian among us and he's the white guy. Silly generalisation, if you ask me. Not all Asians can use chopsticks. Or at least I don't think so.
I could say that I can't use chopsticks because in Indonesia, we eat with a spoons, or spoon and fork in more formal settings. But Troy grew up eating with fork and knife and yet he can use chopsticks like a pro, so my argument wouldn't be valid.
I think I'll just say that I can't use chopsticks because I'm clumsy, and that it will be better for my sanity, faster, and less food wasted if I just use forks and spoons to eat my meals. And yes, I've tried using chopsticks before. It just didn't work. Just ask Troy. :)
However, if you have any simple tips and tricks on using chopsticks that you think I could use, feel free to share! I'd love to hear it.