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Welcome to the first Muggle Studies lesson!

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~* Attire *~

* Cocktail or Semi-Formal
Please fill free to post your Characters dress in this forum.

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~* Entrance *~

As you approach the Muggle Studies classroom, you notice that the door is closed, which is different than usual. When you reach for the door handle, a deep British accent comes from the door, "Please state your full name and your House..."

After you share your name and house, the door will swing open to the ornate classroom. As usual, Professor Cerulean has decorated the classroom using charms to match the theme of the lesson. Once you have rped yourself introducing yourself to the door wait for the door to formally announce you before you enter the room. (I will come in throughout the day and act as the announcer)

Before entering, please wait for the door to introduce you properly. Then you may walk into the room.

~* Decorations *~

The room is extravagant! The ceiling is sparkling under a tool puff. The room is divided into four sections, one for each of the houses. Each section is easy to spot because it is color coordinated to match each house. Above each section, there are Chinese Lanterns floating above the section in shades of the house's color. So the Slytherin section has shades of green lanterns floating above the round tables. Ravenclaw has shades of blue lanterns floating above the round tables. Gryffindor has shades of red lanterns floating above the round tables. And Hufflepuff has shades of yellow lanterns floating above the round tables.

SPOILER!!: The ceiling




SPOILER!!: Chinese Lanterns Floating over each section




Each section contains a number of round tables that have been decorated using the House Colors as well. The tables have a simple black table cloth. The napkins and plates color coordinate with the lanterns floating above them. The tables have already been set in a formal setting. The centerpieces are very simple and elegant. Each centerpiece has three cylinder vases of varying sizes filled with water that is dyed to match the House color. A simple candle floats in each vase.

SPOILER!!: Table Settings




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~* Instructions/OOC *~

Please read the notes under the Entrance section. Once you have rped yourself introducing yourself to the door wait for the door to formally announce you before you enter the room. (I will come in throughout the day and act as the announcer) Then find a seat wherever you would like. Professor Cerulean will be here shortly. Please keep talking to a minimum and remember that she is watching at all times...

The class will officially start in about six or so hours. See you then!

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(These are set up to help you keep up if you come in a little late...remember not to post your charrie sneaking in late....)

1.Introduction to Lesson
Question #1: What does the D and B hand signals stand for when trying to figure out which water glass, bread plate, or napkin is yours?

2. Answers to Question 1
Introduction of the Proper Table Setting
Question 2: What are the seven courses of a meal?

3. Answers to Question 2
List of Different Courses and Menu for the night
Question 3: Can anyone tell me what the proper direction we should pass the tray of brushetta around the table is?

4. Answers to Question 3
Explanation of Passing the Food around the table
Question 4: Can anyone tell me from which side the food will be served to you? And when you done with a course, which side the dish will be removed from?

5. Answers to Question 4
Explanation of how food is placed and removed from the table
Question 5: Can anyone tell me what you do with your silverware after you have used it....not at the end of the meal but...for instance, after you butter a piece of bread, what do you do with your butter knife?

6. Answers to Question 5
Explanation of Keeping Silverware off the Table
Question 6: Can anyone tell me what the proper way to eat bread is?

7. Answers to Question 6
Proper Techniques to Eating Bread and Buttering It
Question 7: So what is the proper way to signal to waiters that you are done with your food?

8. Question 7 Answers
Explanation of how to signal that you are done
Question 8: During the meal, if a woman, or girl, gets up to leave the table for any reason, what should the men do at the table when she leaves AND when she returns?

9. End of Lesson

10. Homework




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Old 01-14-2012, 11:28 AM   #101 (permalink)
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LuLu smiled at the proffesers entrance it was all over the top she loved it and the door and stuff it was cool, she formed the b and d shape with both of her hands... Dinners and fancy stuff wasn't really her thing but she had a pretty good idea what b and d was, Her hand went up into the air

"Bread and Drink, Proffeser, It's Bread on the Left and Drink on the Right,'' R-right??
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The lights dimmed slowly and slightly and the door cleared its throat to get the students attention, "It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Professor Ms. Gemma Elizabeth Cerulean, Muggle Studies Professor!" the British voice sounded excited to introduce the professor....plus it meant that the door was done being nice to students.

Gemma walked into the room excitedly. She was hoping that the students enjoyed the evening..the lesson...and the food...especially the food. She walked to the middle of the room so that all of the four sections were on all four sides of her. She smiled at each of the section and did a small curtsy/bow towards each section.

With a flick of her right wrist, her wand shot out of its holster. She flicked her wand and four screens dropped down from the ceiling. Each screen faced a different set of House tables. Then a little cocktail table with a tall bar stool appeared in the middle of the room with a purple napkin and plate and single vase filled with purple water and one candle.

Gemma couldn't help but beam at the students.

"Welcome to the first Muggle studies lesson of the term! Please please please have a seat if you haven't already! I hope that you already feel special with such a formal greeting...It always makes me feel like a princes..." she said motioning her hands down to signal that they sit down.

Then she continued, "I'm hoping that you enjoy this lesson from the attire to the decorations to the theme to the FOOD!" she said this statement with the most emphasis on the food.

Then she turned slightly to face another set of Houses...she didn't want one house to think she was only speaking to them. "Etiquette is defined as the rules for socially acceptable behavior. These type of rules are important in both the Muggle and Wizard World; however, many of the rules vary in each world...some are the same but there are many differences. Today we will focus on the Muggle side of these rules." she said with a slight nod up and down.

"Etiquette isn't new. It may have begun with a behavior code by Ptahhotep, in Egypt's reign of the Fifth Dynasty King DJedkare Isesi." she paused realizing that her History side was shining through and then she quickly continued.

"There are all kinds of opportunities to impress, such as dates, meeting new people, lunch with a peer that you look up to, not to mention the Holidays, plus more and more job interviews being done over a dinner table." she figured she was rambling so she got to the first point.

She motioned to the screens and the table setting appeared on the screen. "If you will take a look at your seating area and the way your plates and forks and drinks are set up..." she motioned towards her table and turned a little bit to face a different couple of tables. "I'm sure you're first question as you look at the table is figuring out which items belong to you...the settings are very close together and this can be confusing..." she flicked her wand and the water glasses, bread plates, and napkins levitated over the table.

"If everyone will hold up their hands and make a B with their left hand and a D with their right hand...." she demonstrated with her hands, "These two hand signals will help you remember which is yours...Can anyone guess what the b and the d stand for? Please raise your hand before you answer...." she said glancing between the tables.
Tayla loved how everything looked like, and yes, she also loved the food! She smoothed the skirt of her scarlet dress and listened as the professor spoke.

It wasn't Tayla's first time to see a table setting like this. But she did find it confusing. She held up her hands making a 'b' and a 'd' as instructed, then she raised one hand to answer the professor's question.

"Bread and drink, Professor. Helps us remember which side each is."
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He raised his hand to answer the question. "Bread and drink, Professor,'' he said sort of uncertainly. Then he formed a B with his left hand and a D with his right, just as instructed.
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The lights dimmed slowly and slightly and the door cleared its throat to get the students attention, "It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Professor Ms. Gemma Elizabeth Cerulean, Muggle Studies Professor!" the British voice sounded excited to introduce the professor....plus it meant that the door was done being nice to students.

Gemma walked into the room excitedly. She was hoping that the students enjoyed the evening..the lesson...and the food...especially the food. She walked to the middle of the room so that all of the four sections were on all four sides of her. She smiled at each of the section and did a small curtsy/bow towards each section.

With a flick of her right wrist, her wand shot out of its holster. She flicked her wand and four screens dropped down from the ceiling. Each screen faced a different set of House tables. Then a little cocktail table with a tall bar stool appeared in the middle of the room with a purple napkin and plate and single vase filled with purple water and one candle.

Gemma couldn't help but beam at the students.

"Welcome to the first Muggle studies lesson of the term! Please please please have a seat if you haven't already! I hope that you already feel special with such a formal greeting...It always makes me feel like a princes..." she said motioning her hands down to signal that they sit down.

Then she continued, "I'm hoping that you enjoy this lesson from the attire to the decorations to the theme to the FOOD!" she said this statement with the most emphasis on the food.

Then she turned slightly to face another set of Houses...she didn't want one house to think she was only speaking to them. "Etiquette is defined as the rules for socially acceptable behavior. These type of rules are important in both the Muggle and Wizard World; however, many of the rules vary in each world...some are the same but there are many differences. Today we will focus on the Muggle side of these rules." she said with a slight nod up and down.

"Etiquette isn't new. It may have begun with a behavior code by Ptahhotep, in Egypt's reign of the Fifth Dynasty King DJedkare Isesi." she paused realizing that her History side was shining through and then she quickly continued.

"There are all kinds of opportunities to impress, such as dates, meeting new people, lunch with a peer that you look up to, not to mention the Holidays, plus more and more job interviews being done over a dinner table." she figured she was rambling so she got to the first point.

She motioned to the screens and the table setting appeared on the screen. "If you will take a look at your seating area and the way your plates and forks and drinks are set up..." she motioned towards her table and turned a little bit to face a different couple of tables. "I'm sure you're first question as you look at the table is figuring out which items belong to you...the settings are very close together and this can be confusing..." she flicked her wand and the water glasses, bread plates, and napkins levitated over the table.

"If everyone will hold up their hands and make a B with their left hand and a D with their right hand...." she demonstrated with her hands, "These two hand signals will help you remember which is yours...Can anyone guess what the b and the d stand for? Please raise your hand before you answer...." she said glancing between the tables.

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. All conversation should end now. Please don't post your charrie coming in late. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!
Tearing her eyes away from the awesome decor around the room, and turned around when the door announced Professor Cerulean. She rather liked her...she was nice. and not to mention she really enjoyed that chicken dance last term. Hihi.

Then she, along with everyone else, turned back to face their table settings and and opened her hands and formed a 'b' and a 'd'. The technique seemed familiar...so oddly familiar...in fact, she could practically hear her mother instructing her as she did the same thing...

Taking a giant leap of faith, the Slytherin raised her hand to answer and said "It stands for bread and drink, right Professor? The side where the 'b' is where your bread is supposed to be and the 'd' stands for which drink is yours."
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The lights dimmed slowly and slightly and the door cleared its throat to get the students attention, "It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Professor Ms. Gemma Elizabeth Cerulean, Muggle Studies Professor!" the British voice sounded excited to introduce the professor....plus it meant that the door was done being nice to students.

Gemma walked into the room excitedly. She was hoping that the students enjoyed the evening..the lesson...and the food...especially the food. She walked to the middle of the room so that all of the four sections were on all four sides of her. She smiled at each of the section and did a small curtsy/bow towards each section.

With a flick of her right wrist, her wand shot out of its holster. She flicked her wand and four screens dropped down from the ceiling. Each screen faced a different set of House tables. Then a little cocktail table with a tall bar stool appeared in the middle of the room with a purple napkin and plate and single vase filled with purple water and one candle.

Gemma couldn't help but beam at the students.

"Welcome to the first Muggle studies lesson of the term! Please please please have a seat if you haven't already! I hope that you already feel special with such a formal greeting...It always makes me feel like a princes..." she said motioning her hands down to signal that they sit down.

Then she continued, "I'm hoping that you enjoy this lesson from the attire to the decorations to the theme to the FOOD!" she said this statement with the most emphasis on the food.

Then she turned slightly to face another set of Houses...she didn't want one house to think she was only speaking to them. "Etiquette is defined as the rules for socially acceptable behavior. These type of rules are important in both the Muggle and Wizard World; however, many of the rules vary in each world...some are the same but there are many differences. Today we will focus on the Muggle side of these rules." she said with a slight nod up and down.

"Etiquette isn't new. It may have begun with a behavior code by Ptahhotep, in Egypt's reign of the Fifth Dynasty King DJedkare Isesi." she paused realizing that her History side was shining through and then she quickly continued.

"There are all kinds of opportunities to impress, such as dates, meeting new people, lunch with a peer that you look up to, not to mention the Holidays, plus more and more job interviews being done over a dinner table." she figured she was rambling so she got to the first point.

She motioned to the screens and the table setting appeared on the screen. "If you will take a look at your seating area and the way your plates and forks and drinks are set up..." she motioned towards her table and turned a little bit to face a different couple of tables. "I'm sure you're first question as you look at the table is figuring out which items belong to you...the settings are very close together and this can be confusing..." she flicked her wand and the water glasses, bread plates, and napkins levitated over the table.

"If everyone will hold up their hands and make a B with their left hand and a D with their right hand...." she demonstrated with her hands, "These two hand signals will help you remember which is yours...Can anyone guess what the b and the d stand for? Please raise your hand before you answer...." she said glancing between the tables.

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. All conversation should end now. Please don't post your charrie coming in late. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!
Vlimia was quite perplexed as to why there was so much on the table. All you really needed was one glass, a plate, a spoon (possibly), a fork and a knife. Not all these different sizes and stuff. She did the 'B' and 'D' thing with her hands, but she was confused as to what they meant. Vlim raised her hand anyway. "Maybe it means Bring Dinner?" She said unconfidently once chosen. "Or possibly BreaD?" Vlim said just as confusedly. She had tried...
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She followed along, although things were moving along kind of quickly with screens popping up everywhere. She made the B and D formations with her hands, looked them over carefully to try and figure out what they might mean, and then hesitantly raised her hand. "Maybe it's for bread and drink?" she suggested. "Does it tell you that your bread is where your hand formed the B, and your drink is where your hand formed the D?" It was the only thing that made sense to her. What else on the table could the letters stand for?
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Nodding at the door, Elise lifted up her skirt slightly as she into the room, trying hard not to trip over anything. Especially not her dress. One foot after the other. Merlin, heels were tiring.

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The lights dimmed slowly and slightly and the door cleared its throat to get the students attention, "It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Professor Ms. Gemma Elizabeth Cerulean, Muggle Studies Professor!" the British voice sounded excited to introduce the professor....plus it meant that the door was done being nice to students.

Gemma walked into the room excitedly. She was hoping that the students enjoyed the evening..the lesson...and the food...especially the food. She walked to the middle of the room so that all of the four sections were on all four sides of her. She smiled at each of the section and did a small curtsy/bow towards each section.

With a flick of her right wrist, her wand shot out of its holster. She flicked her wand and four screens dropped down from the ceiling. Each screen faced a different set of House tables. Then a little cocktail table with a tall bar stool appeared in the middle of the room with a purple napkin and plate and single vase filled with purple water and one candle.

Gemma couldn't help but beam at the students.

"Welcome to the first Muggle studies lesson of the term! Please please please have a seat if you haven't already! I hope that you already feel special with such a formal greeting...It always makes me feel like a princes..." she said motioning her hands down to signal that they sit down.

Then she continued, "I'm hoping that you enjoy this lesson from the attire to the decorations to the theme to the FOOD!" she said this statement with the most emphasis on the food.

Then she turned slightly to face another set of Houses...she didn't want one house to think she was only speaking to them. "Etiquette is defined as the rules for socially acceptable behavior. These type of rules are important in both the Muggle and Wizard World; however, many of the rules vary in each world...some are the same but there are many differences. Today we will focus on the Muggle side of these rules." she said with a slight nod up and down.

"Etiquette isn't new. It may have begun with a behavior code by Ptahhotep, in Egypt's reign of the Fifth Dynasty King DJedkare Isesi." she paused realizing that her History side was shining through and then she quickly continued.

"There are all kinds of opportunities to impress, such as dates, meeting new people, lunch with a peer that you look up to, not to mention the Holidays, plus more and more job interviews being done over a dinner table." she figured she was rambling so she got to the first point.

She motioned to the screens and the table setting appeared on the screen. "If you will take a look at your seating area and the way your plates and forks and drinks are set up..." she motioned towards her table and turned a little bit to face a different couple of tables. "I'm sure you're first question as you look at the table is figuring out which items belong to you...the settings are very close together and this can be confusing..." she flicked her wand and the water glasses, bread plates, and napkins levitated over the table.

"If everyone will hold up their hands and make a B with their left hand and a D with their right hand...." she demonstrated with her hands, "These two hand signals will help you remember which is yours...Can anyone guess what the b and the d stand for? Please raise your hand before you answer...." she said glancing between the tables.

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Imitating Professor Cerulean, Elise raised her hand, a little confused. Muggle studies was never quite her strong point. That was Herbology.

"Are the Babies and Ducks?"
she asked, saying the first thing that came to mind. "We're not actually having babies for dinner, are we Professor?"

If they were, El would probably run out screaming. Not good.
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Nodding at the door, Elise lifted up her skirt slightly as she into the room, trying hard not to trip over anything. Especially not her dress. One foot after the other. Merlin, heels were tiring.

Noticing the section all blue-ey, she found her housemates and sat down.



Imitating Professor Cerulean, Elise raised her hand, a little confused. Muggle studies was never quite her strong point. That was Herbology.

"Are the Babies and Ducks?"
she asked, saying the first thing that came to mind. "We're not actually having babies for dinner, are we Professor?"

If they were, El would probably run out screaming. Not good.
The professor smiled at the girl. "No the b stands for the bread dish and the d stands for drinks...and no we are noting having babies of any type for dinner..."


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Vlimia was quite perplexed as to why there was so much on the table. All you really needed was one glass, a plate, a spoon (possibly), a fork and a knife. Not all these different sizes and stuff. She did the 'B' and 'D' thing with her hands, but she was confused as to what they meant. Vlim raised her hand anyway. "Maybe it means Bring Dinner?" She said unconfidently once chosen. "Or possibly BreaD?" Vlim said just as confusedly. She had tried...
The professor beamed at the student, "Well we'll be getting our first course shortly, but the b stands for bread dish and the d stands for drinks..."


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Eino listened and watched as Professor Cerulean introduced the class to her lesson. It was rather hard to keep his eyes in one place because there was so much going on. Eino was curious to know how muggles ate, or what was their etiquette. He couldn't quite imagine how different it would be from wizard's etiquette. As a pureblood wizard he had always experienced the wizard custom first, but he had eaten at muggle restaurants before and never stood out. They use plates and plates, too? So far, no differences. When prompted Eino attempted to do the B and D with his hands as Professor Cerulean demonstrated, but he was having a little trouble. When she asked what the two letters stood for, Eino raised his hand. "B is for, ummm, bubbles, because sparkling drinks make bubbles and they are on this side... D is for, uh, dishes, because you put your extra dishes here." Sounded reasonable.
Gemma smiled at the boy's answer, "I like your thinking...and your words but actually the answer is opposite of yours...the b is for bread plate and the d is for drinks...."

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Selena looked at her hands, confused. What did the B and D stand for? Selena's hand shot straight up into the air. "Bad Dinner." Because eating dinners in such an environment was always so confusing with all the different spoons and forks and things. It was too complicated. It was like they couldn't just settle down for one simple utensil to use throughout the whole meal. That definitely had to be what the B and D stood for.
The young professor laughed a little bit at the girl's answer, "Well, I'm sure many people think the same way you do with all of the items on the table, but trust me the meal is going to be delicious!" she said with a little nod up and down.

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Kurumi held her hands up and tried to copy the professor's movements. Kurumi had never seen this practice before, so this was entirely new to her. Sure, she had grown up nonmagical, but her country's customs were different...and there certainly was no talk of b's and d's when it came to dining etiquette. She looked at the table. What here looked like it belonged to a b category... b...dinner... "Does...b mean...baked goods?" Kurumi asked after raising her hand and then she glanced back at the table. D...d...d...what could d be? Design? Delicates? As in...their napkin? That sounded a fair enough guess. "And the d is...delicates? Such as our napkin?"
Gemma was always happy to hear an answer from one of her favorite Gryffindors. "Kurumi, I like your answers...but actually the b stands for bread dish and the d stands for drinks...it helps you remember which of these is yours...but way to think outside of the box...."


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Raising his hand he decided to give it a shot. "Would it mean if you lie them beside the utensils everything between is yer own?" Or perhaps it meant the specific utensils on either side of the plate? Well it was too late to change his answer now.
The professor shook her head up and down at his answer..."Well...um...kind of..." she said and then waited for another student to give the full answer.


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Zhenya raised her hand after hearing the question. It had reminded her of a dinner time song she and her grandparents used to sing... it was lame but she used to love it! "Professor it goes," she started tuning the song, "One, two better eat your bread - three four, don't forget to drink," she said, turning slightly red from embarrassment from singing in front of the class.
Her face lit up when the young girl started singing/say singing a familiar song..."You are correct Zhenya! And I must say that I am impressed that you know that song that goes along with it. Someone has already taught yu some etiquette! Kudos to them and to you!"

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Oh, everyone looked so lovely. The door made one final announcement and in had walked their Professor. She had said to go ahead and sit. Jezzabelle sat down and sighed. Nope, she had to pull her chair out on her own. No guy to do that for her. as the Professor went on about dinner etiquette she payed the closest of attention. And then the first question was asked. She thought about it for a while and then raised her hand, "Does it mean before dinner and during dinner?" It kinda made sense. Maybe not complete sense.
Gemma smiled at the girl, "Well kind of...." she said with a tilt of her head and then she went to the next answer...the professor would explain the correct answer shortly.

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Selina was in a foul mood. That bloody door had taken away two points to Gryffindor because she knocked on the door. It was not her fault that she did not know that the door was enchanted. They didn't even have a sign or anything and she didn't know if class was being held in session. Because it makes SO much sense to announce yourself to a door... yeah right.

But she swallowed her pride and sat at the red table with all of her friends. When the first question was asked Selina looked around the room for some kind of indication. B and D? Nope no idea. Might as well give a guess. So she rose her hand and said, "B stands for beginning because that is what you start with and D stands for Dinner because that is what we are eating?" Eh, worth a shot.
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Sierra raised her eyebrows ever-so-slightly at the Professor Cerulean's excitement. Yeah, sure. Just what she always wanted to be--a princess. Psh. Yeah, right. Sierra grew up wanting to be just what her father was--a true, Slytherin SNAKE. Who cared about tiaras and and pretty dresses when you had a wand and a drive to succeed.

Nevertheless, Sierra sat there, all dressed up in her formal attire, listening to the professor. Why was Sierra here again, in a Muggle Studies class? Oh. Right. Because her father was the new Minister of Magic, and Professor Lafay thought it'd be a wonderful idea for his daughter to know the ways of all the people. Blahh. Well, at least there was food, and at least what they were learning was important in the Wizarding World, too.

She followed along, although things were moving along kind of quickly with screens popping up everywhere. She made the B and D formations with her hands, looked them over carefully to try and figure out what they might mean, and then hesitantly raised her hand. "Maybe it's for bread and drink?" she suggested. "Does it tell you that your bread is where your hand formed the B, and your drink is where your hand formed the D?" It was the only thing that made sense to her. What else on the table could the letters stand for?
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"Bread and Drink?"

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"OH! It means bread and drink, right? Cause your bread is here...and drink is here..." he said, motioning to the spots on the table as he spoke.

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Beezus raised her hand, "Professor, the hand where b is formed which is basically your left hand stands for your bread plate and the d hand which is your right hand stands for your drinks. The utensils should be placed accordingly to this rule." Well? Not too bad eh? Muggle Studies. Maybe she'll survive this.
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Amelia made the gestures like the Professor had indicated to, then raised her hand. "Because bread is kept on the left side and stands for b. Drinks are kept on the right and stand for d." Or that was the only thing she could suppose right now, because anything else would be totally weird and not relate to food in any way.

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B and D. The professor raised the question. Jonathan raised his hand B is for bread, which is located on the left side while D is for drink, located on the right side" he explained. So it was somewhat the same as the one he learned from his mother as well. Victoria is very particular with these stuffs. He never thought it would've come handy in school.
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She slowly raised her hand, "Professor, B could stand for beverages which are kept on the left side, and D could stand for dinner which is on the right side?" she answered questioning herself, it was the opposite of what everyone else had said, but that didn't make it wrong. But she had a feeling she was pretty off. Better saying something, than nothing at all, right?
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Walking to a little table she sat down making sure to cross her legs at her ankles so as to not let there be any accidental views of anything inappropriate. "Would the B and D indicated bread and drinking glass or where your bread should go and where your drink should go?" She asked after raising her hand. "Or more so the B.M.W technique taught by Emily Post" what? Any girl should know of Emily Post's book of Etiquette. She did. She'd read it.
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Staring blank in confusion at her lightly painted finger nail, Eva had absouloutley no idea what this Professor meant! As her confusion ran through her mind Eva tried to duplicate what this Professor was doing. Eva thought about what B and D meant. Hmmm Brutal Dinner, Bad Duck or Breakfast Dinner? Eva thought to herself. She came up with an alright answer to do with 'B and D' and put her hand up and responded to the question; "Is it Brutal Dinner?" Eva with only this time a little bit of confusion. She knew it wasn't right so she thought deeper and deeper. She came up with something that made a lot more sense this time. Still keeping her hand up she spoke for the second time and said; "Sorry I finally figured it out; B is to remember that your bread is on the left and D is to remember that your drink is on the right. It is a tip to remember which one is your so you don't get confused with the person next to you." Wow! Eva sounded a know-it-all then but she was sure she got it right.


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Her attention had gone to Professor Cerulean as the woman had entered, after an exuberant introduction from the imaginary doorman, and she'd nodded at the explanations. The history lesson was unexpected, but at least it had given a basic idea as to why they were learning this. She made the hand gestures as requested as well, although she dropped one of them as she'd raised her hand to answer the question. "Insofar as we're focusing on the specific items, the B and D refer to the bread plate and water glass. Indicating that the bread plate should always be on our left, and our glass on the right," she replied, adding a bit to what had been said by others as she glanced over at Dia again. Apparently etiquette classes happened at other places as well, or at least the other Claw had interesting reading habits.
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For the first time in her life, Sky was silently thanking her parents for dragging her to all those boring dinners with her father's business partners. She felt confident that she had this down! She followed the professor's instructions, making a b with her left hand and a d with her right. She so had this! Sky calmly (the lesson was about etiquette, after all) raised her hand before confidently answering, "We're making the b with our left hand because the bread plate will be on the top left of the place setting and the d with our right because our drink will be on the top right."


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Alyssa took a seat as instructed and then held up her hands trying to make the letter B with her left hand and the letter D with her right hand. She looked at the how the plates and glasses were arranged on the table, and realized what the letters stood for. Even though others had already answered the question, she still raised her hand to give hers. "Professor, the b stands for our bread plate which should always be placed on our left hand side and the d stand for our drink glass that should always be on our right. So if the table arrangement is very close together, we need to remember that we shouldn't reach over to the right to take the bread from that plate because that bread belongs to the person on our right and if we wanted to make sure that we didn't end up drinking someone else water, we should always reach for the glass on our right and not the one on our left."
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Aurora smiled quietly to herself and raised her hands in a B and D shape as instructed, then Professor Cerulean asked what they meant... her hand shot into the air. "Bread and Drink, Professor." she said. Oh yes, her private tutoring had come in handy before but she'd never thought her mother's dinners would be useful until now...
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Angelina raised her hand and said, "The B is for bread and D is for drinks." She wasn't to sure, just taking a guess, she knew nothing about muggle things or stuff like that..
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'Bread and Drink...', Gwen said simply. Or boring and dull, she thought, but didn't even think to say it out loud. I might lose even more points.
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Evelyn raised her hand and said lazily, "B stands for Bread and D stands for Drink." She had no idea why though.
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"Bread and Drink, Proffeser, It's Bread on the Left and Drink on the Right,'' R-right??
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Leia raised her hand, she had been trying to remember what her parents friends had told her, "It's bread and drink isn't it professor? I'm not too sure where they go but I think bread goes on the left and drink goes on the right," she really hoped it was correct.
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Tayla loved how everything looked like, and yes, she also loved the food! She smoothed the skirt of her scarlet dress and listened as the professor spoke.

It wasn't Tayla's first time to see a table setting like this. But she did find it confusing. She held up her hands making a 'b' and a 'd' as instructed, then she raised one hand to answer the professor's question.

"Bread and drink, Professor. Helps us remember which side each is."
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Jory was admiring the settings the Professor had done for the lesson. It was like going to one of his Dad's formal dinner at his work.

He raised his hand to answer the question. "Bread and drink, Professor,'' he said sort of uncertainly. Then he formed a B with his left hand and a D with his right, just as instructed.
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Minerva found an empty chair and sat down. The professors dress was so pretty and her shoes were fantastic Minnie thought. She began to speak about everything going on and Minerva raised her hand. "Professor does the D mean the drinking glass and the B mean bread."
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Tearing her eyes away from the awesome decor around the room, and turned around when the door announced Professor Cerulean. She rather liked her...she was nice. and not to mention she really enjoyed that chicken dance last term. Hihi.

Then she, along with everyone else, turned back to face their table settings and and opened her hands and formed a 'b' and a 'd'. The technique seemed familiar...so oddly familiar...in fact, she could practically hear her mother instructing her as she did the same thing...

Taking a giant leap of faith, the Slytherin raised her hand to answer and said "It stands for bread and drink, right Professor? The side where the 'b' is where your bread is supposed to be and the 'd' stands for which drink is yours."
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TAylor raidsed her hand. It was a simple question, "The b is for bread and the d is for dinner, ma'dam." She said sweetly. TAylor grew up on these manners.





Gemma shook her head excitedly up and down, "Yes you are correct. The B stands for the bread plate which is the little plate to the left of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the plate on the left side levitated for a few seconds and then placed back down softly. "And the D stands for drink because your drinking glasses can always be found at the top right of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the two clear stemmed glasses levitated as well...but they stayed up a little bit longer. "I almost forgot to get you all drinks..." she flicked her wand just a little bit and a pitcher full of tea and a pitcher full of water started working its way around the room filling up the glasses. "Tonite you'll be getting two different drinks. You'll get water and then you'll get tea. Feel free to add sugar to your tea if you prefer..." she said waiting for the glasses to become filled. "O and you can have drinks whenever you want...the only real etiquette with the drinks is that you don't gulp them down and you don't have to point your pinky out as you drink..." she said with a little giggle.

Once all of the glasses were filled, a picture showed on all of the screens.
SPOILER!!: Proper Table Setting




The professor went over each item on the diagram holding up each one from her table and as she held hers up the matching items levitated shortly off of each round table. So when she held up the salad fork, all of the salad forks in the room levitated slightly off the table.

Then she continued, "Tonite we are going to have a seven course meal." she smiled as she said it knowing that her stomach was rumbling. "Can anyone name ONE of the seven courses of a meal?" she asked as she flicked her wand to clear the screens hanging from the roof. "And don't forget to raise your hand before answering please."

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!
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TAylor blushed realizing that she said dinner and not drinks. She would of laugh but she thought it would be rude. She listern to the teacher asked another question but she didnt know that answer. TAylor never paid attention to that part when she had a tutor on manners since food was food despite the different names for each course.
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Isabelle raised her hand. She of course knew what a seven course meal was from all of those times that she went out to eat at fancy places in the Muggle world with her sister. "Professor the first course would be the appetizer. Next you would have a soup for your second course. Thirdly comes a salad which goes on your salad plate. Fourth is a sorbet, which has the purpose of cleansing the plate. The fifth course is generally either fish or poultry. There are many possibilities for the sixth course which can include, red meat, fish or poultry with vegetables. Finally the seventh course is saving the best for the last, and it is the dessert," Isabelle said as she explained the courses of a meal. She was excited to be eating all of this food, YUM!

Politely while she was waiting for other answers she took a couple spoons of sugar and stirred them into her tea using the teaspoon. She set the teaspoon back down on her saucer and took a polite sip of it. Then she giggled quietly and took another sip with her pinky finger pointed out before setting it back down on her saucer.
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The professor smiled at the girl. "No the b stands for the bread dish and the d stands for drinks...and no we are noting having babies of any type for dinner..."

Gemma shook her head excitedly up and down, "Yes you are correct. The B stands for the bread plate which is the little plate to the left of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the plate on the left side levitated for a few seconds and then placed back down softly. "And the D stands for drink because your drinking glasses can always be found at the top right of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the two clear stemmed glasses levitated as well...but they stayed up a little bit longer. "I almost forgot to get you all drinks..." she flicked her wand just a little bit and a pitcher full of tea and a pitcher full of water started working its way around the room filling up the glasses. "Tonite you'll be getting two different drinks. You'll get water and then you'll get tea. Feel free to add sugar to your tea if you prefer..." she said waiting for the glasses to become filled. "O and you can have drinks whenever you want...the only real etiquette with the drinks is that you don't gulp them down and you don't have to point your pinky out as you drink..." she said with a little giggle.

Once all of the glasses were filled, a picture showed on all of the screens.
SPOILER!!: Proper Table Setting




The professor went over each item on the diagram holding up each one from her table and as she held hers up the matching items levitated shortly off of each round table. So when she held up the salad fork, all of the salad forks in the room levitated slightly off the table.

Then she continued, "Tonite we are going to have a seven course meal." she smiled as she said it knowing that her stomach was rumbling. "Can anyone name ONE of the seven courses of a meal?" she asked as she flicked her wand to clear the screens hanging from the roof. "And don't forget to raise your hand before answering please."

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!


Elise sighed in relief. No babies. Good, cause... eating babies was just wrong. WRONG! So... B was for Bread and D was for drink. M'okay! She could handle that, she was a Ravenclaw!

Seven courses? The last time she'd had a seven-course meal was at her brother's wedding. And that was... about 3-4 years ago. Before mom died. So... the seven courses. Closing her eyes, Elise recalled the food menu.

Appetizers, soup like Shark's Fin, salad, sorbet to cleanse the palate, meat like poulty, meat like red meat or fish and dessert.

Raising her hand, Elise beamed. "Professor, there's DESSERT! Like ice cream!" The best part of the whole thing.
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Eino had been closely following his friend Cornelius, though his formal attired hindered movement and distorted his gait. Eino was wearing a skirt, a high-waist and just below the knee black skirt. His shirt had black and white straps, and a matching bowtie. The sleeves were large and puffy, big enough to fit a mountain troll's arm. He was also wearing black tights and, as the only thing that actually looked normal, formal black shoes. He even wore his hair up and some cologne to finish the look. In his head, Eino looked absolutely dashing. He approached the door and found Cornelius standing right in front of him. Eino's curiosity peaked when he heard Cornelius introduce himself... to the door? Looking over Cornelius' shoulder, Eino was rather relieved to find that his friend spoke to inanimate objects, too. He tapped his friend lightly on the shoulder, then took a step forward and mimicked Cornelius' behavior without even attempting to open the door. "Eino Uronen, Ravenclaw House." All he had to change was the name, right?


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The lights dimmed slowly and slightly and the door cleared its throat to get the students attention, "It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Professor Ms. Gemma Elizabeth Cerulean, Muggle Studies Professor!" the British voice sounded excited to introduce the professor....plus it meant that the door was done being nice to students.

Gemma walked into the room excitedly. She was hoping that the students enjoyed the evening..the lesson...and the food...especially the food. She walked to the middle of the room so that all of the four sections were on all four sides of her. She smiled at each of the section and did a small curtsy/bow towards each section.

With a flick of her right wrist, her wand shot out of its holster. She flicked her wand and four screens dropped down from the ceiling. Each screen faced a different set of House tables. Then a little cocktail table with a tall bar stool appeared in the middle of the room with a purple napkin and plate and single vase filled with purple water and one candle.

Gemma couldn't help but beam at the students.

"Welcome to the first Muggle studies lesson of the term! Please please please have a seat if you haven't already! I hope that you already feel special with such a formal greeting...It always makes me feel like a princes..." she said motioning her hands down to signal that they sit down.

Then she continued, "I'm hoping that you enjoy this lesson from the attire to the decorations to the theme to the FOOD!" she said this statement with the most emphasis on the food.

Then she turned slightly to face another set of Houses...she didn't want one house to think she was only speaking to them. "Etiquette is defined as the rules for socially acceptable behavior. These type of rules are important in both the Muggle and Wizard World; however, many of the rules vary in each world...some are the same but there are many differences. Today we will focus on the Muggle side of these rules." she said with a slight nod up and down.

"Etiquette isn't new. It may have begun with a behavior code by Ptahhotep, in Egypt's reign of the Fifth Dynasty King DJedkare Isesi." she paused realizing that her History side was shining through and then she quickly continued.

"There are all kinds of opportunities to impress, such as dates, meeting new people, lunch with a peer that you look up to, not to mention the Holidays, plus more and more job interviews being done over a dinner table." she figured she was rambling so she got to the first point.

She motioned to the screens and the table setting appeared on the screen. "If you will take a look at your seating area and the way your plates and forks and drinks are set up..." she motioned towards her table and turned a little bit to face a different couple of tables. "I'm sure you're first question as you look at the table is figuring out which items belong to you...the settings are very close together and this can be confusing..." she flicked her wand and the water glasses, bread plates, and napkins levitated over the table.

"If everyone will hold up their hands and make a B with their left hand and a D with their right hand...." she demonstrated with her hands, "These two hand signals will help you remember which is yours...Can anyone guess what the b and the d stand for? Please raise your hand before you answer...." she said glancing between the tables.

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. All conversation should end now. Please don't post your charrie coming in late. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!


Cornelius didn't seem to realize that Eino was just speaking to the door because he could, assuming that the other student had understood what was going on without needing to touch the door. He flashed him a small smile and greeted him with a wave, but before much talking could be done, they were both allowed inside. And then all of the decorations became a bit of a distraction. He hadn't expected this much of a similarity to some kind of dinner party, but the Muggle Studies Professor had gone all out. Smiling as he mostly seemed to do, Cornelius strolled over to the Ravenclaw section alongside Eino and sat down in the seat beside his first Ravenclaw friend.

Glancing around at all the pieces of silverware and glasses, he immediately realized that muggle manners weren't as easy as they seemed. Well, sure, he was half muggle, but it's not like he went out to dinner parties all the time. As the professor asked them to make a b and a d with their hands, he did as he was told, holding up his two hands before him and glancing around at the things that they seemed to sit directly in front of in his line of vision.

Raising his hand, he turned to the Professor to suggest, "Butter... he started, deciding that the plate that hovered near his 'b' hand looked as though it could be a place for butter to sit. "...and drinks?" It seemed logical, his 'd' hand seemed to be near a glass?
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Gemma shook her head excitedly up and down, "Yes you are correct. The B stands for the bread plate which is the little plate to the left of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the plate on the left side levitated for a few seconds and then placed back down softly. "And the D stands for drink because your drinking glasses can always be found at the top right of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the two clear stemmed glasses levitated as well...but they stayed up a little bit longer. "I almost forgot to get you all drinks..." she flicked her wand just a little bit and a pitcher full of tea and a pitcher full of water started working its way around the room filling up the glasses. "Tonite you'll be getting two different drinks. You'll get water and then you'll get tea. Feel free to add sugar to your tea if you prefer..." she said waiting for the glasses to become filled. "O and you can have drinks whenever you want...the only real etiquette with the drinks is that you don't gulp them down and you don't have to point your pinky out as you drink..." she said with a little giggle.

Once all of the glasses were filled, a picture showed on all of the screens.
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The professor went over each item on the diagram holding up each one from her table and as she held hers up the matching items levitated shortly off of each round table. So when she held up the salad fork, all of the salad forks in the room levitated slightly off the table.

Then she continued, "Tonite we are going to have a seven course meal." she smiled as she said it knowing that her stomach was rumbling. "Can anyone name ONE of the seven courses of a meal?" she asked as she flicked her wand to clear the screens hanging from the roof. "And don't forget to raise your hand before answering please."

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!


Lewis wasn't quite sure if it was considered 'proper dinner etiquette' to put a piece of parchment on the table and take notes, but he did it anyway. How else was he supposed to remember all that after all? Especially the B and D part, he had never heard before. Interesting...

Moving his parchment a little as he turned around to face the professor again, Lewis accidentally shoved some of the cutlery off the table. Clatter! He blushed scarlet, he quickly bent down to pick the two spoons up again. Now, where had they been?! Trying not to pay any attention to himself, he glanced at the person sitting next to him and their table setting. Right, smaller spoon on the left.

Seven courses?! He knew those. Yes, yes, he did. Or at least he thought he did. Aww, but they were only allowed to say one? "I think first come the Appetizers." Lewis said, with his hand raised high up in the air. Yup.
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"One of them is.. Dessert." she said.
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Then she continued, "Tonite we are going to have a seven course meal." she smiled as she said it knowing that her stomach was rumbling. "Can anyone name ONE of the seven courses of a meal?" she asked as she flicked her wand to clear the screens hanging from the roof. "And don't forget to raise your hand before answering please."

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!
Great. Evelyn looked a little smug when the professor said her answer was right. She just hoped that the lesson would get a little more interesting when they were asked to name one of the seven courses of a meal. Gosh.

Um. Evelyn raised her hand and said, "Dessert." She loved desserts. It was the best part of a meal.
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Gemma shook her head excitedly up and down, "Yes you are correct. The B stands for the bread plate which is the little plate to the left of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the plate on the left side levitated for a few seconds and then placed back down softly. "And the D stands for drink because your drinking glasses can always be found at the top right of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the two clear stemmed glasses levitated as well...but they stayed up a little bit longer. "I almost forgot to get you all drinks..." she flicked her wand just a little bit and a pitcher full of tea and a pitcher full of water started working its way around the room filling up the glasses. "Tonite you'll be getting two different drinks. You'll get water and then you'll get tea. Feel free to add sugar to your tea if you prefer..." she said waiting for the glasses to become filled. "O and you can have drinks whenever you want...the only real etiquette with the drinks is that you don't gulp them down and you don't have to point your pinky out as you drink..." she said with a little giggle.

Once all of the glasses were filled, a picture showed on all of the screens.
SPOILER!!: Proper Table Setting




The professor went over each item on the diagram holding up each one from her table and as she held hers up the matching items levitated shortly off of each round table. So when she held up the salad fork, all of the salad forks in the room levitated slightly off the table.

Then she continued, "Tonite we are going to have a seven course meal." she smiled as she said it knowing that her stomach was rumbling. "Can anyone name ONE of the seven courses of a meal?" she asked as she flicked her wand to clear the screens hanging from the roof. "And don't forget to raise your hand before answering please."


Alec blinked. Seven course meal? They were going to have a SEVEN COURSE MEAL?! Here? In this... could this even be called a classroom? No classroom looked this fancy and dandy.

But it was only question time now so he wouldn't have to worry about getting something on this suit of his. Even if the tie around his neck made him feel like he was being suffocated. And the question was to name a course of the seven course meal. That wasn't too bad right now.

The only problem was that his favourite course had already been said. Maybe dessert was a Hogwarts favourite or something. But seeing as his second favourite hadn't been said yet, Alec raised his hand. "Professor, i think one of them is the main course," Maybe he should get a medal for saying 'Professor' and not 'Miss'. "And it has food like vegetables and meat and fish!" That was important too! Not as important as Dessert but still up there in the importance scale.
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The lights dimmed slowly and slightly and the door cleared its throat to get the students attention, "It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Professor Ms. Gemma Elizabeth Cerulean, Muggle Studies Professor!" the British voice sounded excited to introduce the professor....plus it meant that the door was done being nice to students.

Gemma walked into the room excitedly. She was hoping that the students enjoyed the evening..the lesson...and the food...especially the food. She walked to the middle of the room so that all of the four sections were on all four sides of her. She smiled at each of the section and did a small curtsy/bow towards each section.

With a flick of her right wrist, her wand shot out of its holster. She flicked her wand and four screens dropped down from the ceiling. Each screen faced a different set of House tables. Then a little cocktail table with a tall bar stool appeared in the middle of the room with a purple napkin and plate and single vase filled with purple water and one candle.

Gemma couldn't help but beam at the students.

"Welcome to the first Muggle studies lesson of the term! Please please please have a seat if you haven't already! I hope that you already feel special with such a formal greeting...It always makes me feel like a princes..." she said motioning her hands down to signal that they sit down.

Then she continued, "I'm hoping that you enjoy this lesson from the attire to the decorations to the theme to the FOOD!" she said this statement with the most emphasis on the food.

Then she turned slightly to face another set of Houses...she didn't want one house to think she was only speaking to them. "Etiquette is defined as the rules for socially acceptable behavior. These type of rules are important in both the Muggle and Wizard World; however, many of the rules vary in each world...some are the same but there are many differences. Today we will focus on the Muggle side of these rules." she said with a slight nod up and down.

"Etiquette isn't new. It may have begun with a behavior code by Ptahhotep, in Egypt's reign of the Fifth Dynasty King DJedkare Isesi." she paused realizing that her History side was shining through and then she quickly continued.

"There are all kinds of opportunities to impress, such as dates, meeting new people, lunch with a peer that you look up to, not to mention the Holidays, plus more and more job interviews being done over a dinner table." she figured she was rambling so she got to the first point.

She motioned to the screens and the table setting appeared on the screen. "If you will take a look at your seating area and the way your plates and forks and drinks are set up..." she motioned towards her table and turned a little bit to face a different couple of tables. "I'm sure you're first question as you look at the table is figuring out which items belong to you...the settings are very close together and this can be confusing..." she flicked her wand and the water glasses, bread plates, and napkins levitated over the table.

"If everyone will hold up their hands and make a B with their left hand and a D with their right hand...." she demonstrated with her hands, "These two hand signals will help you remember which is yours...Can anyone guess what the b and the d stand for? Please raise your hand before you answer...." she said glancing between the tables.

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. All conversation should end now. Please don't post your charrie coming in late. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!


Presley would have laughed as Professor Cerulean came in talking about feeling like a princess, if it wouldn't have been rude. At home, Presley was always announced as she came in. It made her feel normal. But she supposed everybody was different.

Ettiquette? Because none of them knew that, right? Presley followed instructions, but allowed everyone else to answer as she felt she had an unfair advantage, growing up in a home where this was common practice.

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Gemma shook her head excitedly up and down, "Yes you are correct. The B stands for the bread plate which is the little plate to the left of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the plate on the left side levitated for a few seconds and then placed back down softly. "And the D stands for drink because your drinking glasses can always be found at the top right of your plate..." she flicked her wand at the two clear stemmed glasses levitated as well...but they stayed up a little bit longer. "I almost forgot to get you all drinks..." she flicked her wand just a little bit and a pitcher full of tea and a pitcher full of water started working its way around the room filling up the glasses. "Tonite you'll be getting two different drinks. You'll get water and then you'll get tea. Feel free to add sugar to your tea if you prefer..." she said waiting for the glasses to become filled. "O and you can have drinks whenever you want...the only real etiquette with the drinks is that you don't gulp them down and you don't have to point your pinky out as you drink..." she said with a little giggle.

Once all of the glasses were filled, a picture showed on all of the screens.
SPOILER!!: Proper Table Setting




The professor went over each item on the diagram holding up each one from her table and as she held hers up the matching items levitated shortly off of each round table. So when she held up the salad fork, all of the salad forks in the room levitated slightly off the table.

Then she continued, "Tonite we are going to have a seven course meal." she smiled as she said it knowing that her stomach was rumbling. "Can anyone name ONE of the seven courses of a meal?" she asked as she flicked her wand to clear the screens hanging from the roof. "And don't forget to raise your hand before answering please."

OOC: Remember to raise your hand before you answer. You can have crazy answers if you would like...Gemma and I love creative answers....And as always remember she is always watching you! But remember she doesn't handle rudeness towards Muggle ways very well, so you might want to keep those prejudices to yourself unless you want face the consequences!


Name one course of a seven course meal. Presley knew very well all of the courses in order were 1. appetizer 2. soup 3. salad 4. seafood 5. main course 6. dessert 7. cheese and fruit. But she'd been asked to name one. So of course, she tried to pick the one that most other people wouldn't know. Or were least likely to know. She raised her hand. "The seventh course usually consists of cheese and fruit, to help clear the palate." she grinned, parroting her father directly. She had absorbed a little of what he'd had to say over the years.
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