Hahaha! Thanks for the comments! This was mostly a tongue-in-cheek post, but I love some of the suggestions... I might have to try that dipping sauce just for the hell of it.
I think he avoids the bones in order to maintain his ahh.... girlish figure. (a battle lost long ago anyway, it seems LOL!) I realize some folks avoid the bones just because. For me, I savor them. I really enjoy that fresh, golden brown, bready deliciousness. And if there is a big, crispy crust bubble... that's just HEAVEN! I'll save that bubble for my last bite... always have, ever since I was a kid.