I think the next step, which I might try this weekend, is having a meal at a place I've never eaten at. There are many of those places around here.
I was always afraid to go because I wouldn't be familiar with it, wouldn't know what to do and would be scared that everybody can tell I'm out of place there and think I'm stupid for not knowing the rules, the menu, etc.
You can get familiar with the menu online for the most part. Still, this will be a big test. I think I can do it though. All these places care about is money. I'm looking forward to tasting new food and experiencing a new restaurant.
Hell, I've never even eaten at KFC or Bob Evans. Growing up kind of poor, we only went to places with dollar menus for the most part. It's time to step it up now.