1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that cool or intellectual book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
AMERICAN VS. EUROPEAN EATING
Dear Miss Manners:
Could Miss Manners resolve a problem for a confused foreigner? I was brought up (as opposed to raised) to believe that it is correct to hold one's fork in one's left hand, tines pointing down, and one's knife in one's right. The fork is used to secure the particular square inch of food on which one has set one's sight, and the knife to sever it from its main body. The morsel of food thus attached, in single action, to the fork is conveyed by that utensil (tines still pointing down, of course) to the mouth.
[from Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin]
No idea why that was the closest book to me on my desk.