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Mother's Eleventh Commandment
Of the cereal grains, of the corn and of the wheat and of the oats, and of all the cereals that are of bright colour and unknown provenance you may eat - but not in the living room.
Of frozen dessert and of all frozen after-meal treats you may eat - but absolutely not in the living room.
Of the juices and other beverages, yea, even of those in non-spill cups, you may drink - but not in the living room (and neither may you carry such therein).
Indeed, when you reach the place where the living room carpet begins, of any food or beverage there you may not eat, neither may you drink. But if you are sick and are lying down and watching something, then may you eat in the living room.