their physician told them to
On RARE occasions I have seen people that have bad teeth and need plastic or rubber coated forks. The rest are germ-freaks, and fail to realize the silverware in a restaurant is close to sterile. Much cleaner than what they have been carrying around with them.
You have got to be kidding...never heard of that :)
dud you know how many mouths have been on silverware at the restaurants? - millions of mouths - how many of these people actually brush their teeth properly
How many mouths has the previous fork been in before you ? And chances are they weren't washed properly either ..
maybe it could be fear of "cross contamination"