In year 5, a small group of students from our school were invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House. We were to stay over for 3 nights in Sydney, which the school funded as it was somewhat of an honour.
On the first night we all went to a restaurant for dinner. I had never been to a restaurant before, so I had absolutely no idea how to behave. I didn't even know how to use cutlery properly. I was so embarrassed sitting there not knowing what to do, that I made an excuse and said I didn't feel well and didn't want anything to eat.
Later that night, back in the hotel room, one of the teachers who came with us paid a special visit to me to bring me some food and teach me table manners (in a sweet way, not a mean way) so that I would feel comfortable eating with them the following nights.
I was so grateful.