You will be a better popcorn pal if you pay attention to the following "Proctor-Silex Points of Popcorn Etiquette" from Proctor-Silex, inventor of the hot-air Popcorn Pumper.

- Ask your companions if they want their own bowl.- Use a hot-air popper so that butter and salt can be added later.

- To keep popcorn from getting soggy, salt before you butter the popcorn - but only if you want those flavors.

- Don't lick your fingers before you put your hand back in the bowl.

- Have plenty of napkins handy and plenty of beverages on hand to conquer thirst.