Bachelorette Emily Maynard crossed the pond with her fellows to enjoy some romance and a lot of culture in London. She and Jef Holm were even given etiquette lessons, much to his dismay since the bachelor in this scene simply wanted to spend some more intimate time with the girl who he is chasing on national TV.
However, the Bachelorette apparently wanted to ease in slowly with this particular man who she admitted to having feelings for but who she didn't really have a handle on yet. So, she signed them up to learn a little about manners in the English perspective from a woman named Jean.
The actual lesson, which was held at the historic Chiswick House, a Palladian villa located in Hounslou, did allow for some handy tips, like the order of eating when high tea is served ("sandwiches, scones, and then the cakes).
Another lesson (put the napkin on the seat when going to the loo) could come in handy later in life, too, but all the while Emily and Jef were learning this stuff, Holm was thinking about other things. In particular, he was thinking about Maynard and how he wanted to kiss her instead of learn how to spread jam on a scone with her.
In fact, Jef spoke to camera, saying in a joking way that he really wanted a one-on-one date with Emily, not a two-on-one date with Emily and Jean. He said that Jean was "very, very, very, very, very thorough." Believe it or not, that was an understatement.
So, as Jean let the two possible love birds spend some time alone at the table where the pair were learning possibly too much etiquette while she tended to other matters, Emily declared that she had had enough lessons for one day. She said, "... I am ready to stick one of those cakes in my pocketbook and roll on out of here."
And so she and Jef did, to a pub for some fish and chips and beer, all ordered by Holm, a gesture of etiquette Emily really appreciated.
That said, did you experience the lessons on manners with 'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard and Jef Holm while these daters were in London? Do you think this was a good idea for starting a romantic get together? Or do you think a lovely picnic in Hyde Park would have been a better idea? Thoughts? Thanks.