I notice that whether you're at a nicer restaurant or a basic sit down place, the wait-staff always sets the table with one napkin. I always thought I was supposed to put that napkin on my lap, (or tuck it in above my bowtie and let it hang over my shirt), but that doesn't make sense. Am I supposed to wipe my hand on the top side of the same napkin that's already on my lap? That doesn't make sense either and it may lead to getting my clothes dirty by contact or soak-through. This is ironic since the reason the napkin is there in the first place is to keep my clothes clean. (Perhaps this is grounds for a lawsuit). And nobody likes to have dirty hands even when using silverware. I don't have want to have to wait for the waitress or waiter to come back so that I can ask for more napkins. There is a local Quizno's with a "Napkin Nazi" who only gives two napkins out and hides the dispensers. It's impossible to eat those sandwiches without getting your hands messy. And the store policy is to make the customer feel guilty for asking for more napkins. And it works. But I'm not going to give up the fight. To the restaurants of the world, I'm telling you that this practice is just not good enough. Whether they are paper or cloth, at least two napkins are needed, (and probably more).