the way i see it, you either
1) don't know how to use chopsticks
2) use it the wrong way (me)
3) use it the correct way
but most importantly, dont hold chopsticks too close to the serving end - it looks weird.
unless your mainland chinese, its not uncommon to fall under 2)/1)
so what im trying to say is: if you can't use chopsticks, use a fork.