Ahhh Manchester Confidential, I get this piece, I really do. The author is obviously pissed off after going for a meal with a bunch of smug gits who insisted he use chopsticks 'for a more authentic experience' then mercilessly mocked our poor author's inability to do so and the subsequent request for a fork. A piece about said smug gits and their chopstick use is obviously the best revenge. Except that this piece comes across as an imperialist piece of nonsense, branding the chopsticks themselves 'ridiculous' & 'useless' and using a condescending tone whilst trying to convince the reader that what is actually condescending is using those chopsticks freely provided in restaurants rather than a fork which is the greatest culinary technological advancement obviously created by the West, hahaha take that East and your crappy sticks! I also love the 'Indians eat with their fingers' comment just thrown in there to further prove how civilized us lot in the West are compared to all those uncouth foreign people who don't bother with any form of utensil or anything, they just use their hands & shit except in the West where they couldn't resist the lure of our cutlery prowess.
All in all it's a shitty article, I commented that it was borderline racist as I don't think the author is intentionally trying to incite some sort of utensil based race war but the dismissive insults and underlying ignorance within the language suggest someone who's anti-racism starts and ends with knowing not to use derogatory racial terms in public because people 'can't take the joke and get all offended like'*.
*add heavy sarcasm