Monday, January 23, 2012

Senegalese Etiquette Lunch

12:00 - Introductions:  How to greet by asking the same questions repeatedly and always answering with ‘Peace’
Brief round table discussion on how to turn down marriage proposals effectively and how not to be offended by an obvious disregard for your opinion on the matter
12:20 - Sitting:  The art of sitting on hard surfaces for long periods of time without much conversation and without falling asleep
2:00 - Eating:  Practice eating in groups of 10 around one bowl as efficiently and quickly as possible
           *Only the oldest male at each bowl is allowed a spoon
            *Remember, for that extra classy kick, keep your left thumb on the rim of the bowl!
2:10 - Tea:  How to make tea
-          Water to sugar ratios
-          Foam making contest
-          Slurp!  Slurp!  Slurp!
4:10 - Money: How to politely decline indirect requests for monetary help  immediately followed by a session on saying no when people ask you to give them money
4:30 - Departure:  You are free to leave, if you come from far away, please inquire about reimbursement  for tickets home

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