If you ever order soup as an appetizer, or as your main entrée, make sure you DO NOT SLURP the soup from your spoon. The proper way to “eat” your soup is to spoon the soup AWAY from you when you take it out of the bowl, then SIP it from the side of the spoon. If the soup is too hot to eat, just let it sit until it cools down. Another trick I’ve learned is to spoon the hot soup from the rim of the bowl. The soup is cooler around the edges!
DO NOT slurp your soup, and DO NOT blow on your hot soup! Also, DO NOT pick up your bowl and drink your soup straight from the bowl.