Quick question about general table manners that has been bugging me for a while. I'm the quiet type, so usually at the dinner table I spend more time eating and listening to others talk than talking myself.
Sometimes when my mouth is full, someone (in this case my mom) will ask me a question when I clearly have my mouth full and stare at me waiting for an answer. Usually one of two things happen, either I garble out an answer she can't understand, at which point she scolds me for speaking unclearly and with my mouth full OR I continue chewing intending to answer after I have properly chewed and swallowed the food stuff (choking is no joke). At which point my mom repeats the question thinking I'm deaf, and she along with whoever else is at the table stares at me waiting for an answer.
I don't really see a good way of dealing with this situation, and it kind of feels like I'm being mildly verbally assaulted each time this (or something like it) happens. When I raised this point to her, saying that I can't talk with my mouth full and how I think it's pretty rude to knowingly push someone to talk who has their mouth full. When I told her this, she just sarcastically replied "ohh okay I'll make sure to not talk to you when you have your mouth full".
So my question is, how do you "properly" excuse yourself from talking with your mouth full?