That's it. All you have to do is break your chopsticks perpendicular to where they're split -- not continuing the split to separate the two sides. Then, voila! You've got a readymade chopstick holder.
This trick won't make you look cooler if you can't pick up your wasabi. But if you're semi-competent with the sticks, now you've got a party trick that'll wow your fellow diners. And who doesn't like party tricks?
Terrorists. That's who.
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Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. He's pretty handy with chopsticks, though he still hasn't mastered how to eat rice with them. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.