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11. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

My husband is pretty good with things like that but I am too much of a feminist, my answer always is..."dont you think I can do that for myself..." so I end up opening my own doors, pulling my own chairs.

At first, I like to see good manners when I meet someone so I know what they are all about but after awhile I make them aware that I much rather do certain things on my own. Some men get really offended but I figured if women want to be treated as equals, I much prefer not to get special treatment just because I am a woman (unless I am getting out of a speeding ticket or need a favor from my mechanic hahaha).

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Sometimes it's alive and sometimes it's flopping around like a fish that's missed the tank and hit the floor.

13. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Sometimes it's alive and sometimes it's flopping around like a fish that's missed the tank and hit the floor.

That's good, Tway!!!!!

I don't expect t have things done for me and am willing to do them myself. I did for quite a long time. But, I'm not going to argue it either - it's easier and usually more appreciated when I just say thank you.

Matt - you will be appreciated for your fine efforts!

14. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Quoting Joz

Chivalry is alive and well! (Or I am just very lucky)

We're both very lucky, Joz. My husband opens doors, walks on the street side of the sidewalk, pulls out chairs, and all those other little chivalrous things men used to do. He comments regularly on the lack of men's manners when he sees a man open a door and enter before his female companion. I love the fact that he is an aboslute gentleman and I've never had to give a thought to being embarrassed by him.

Yes we are:) My son is much the same way...he is 20 and an absolute gentlemen. Hopefully they DO learn what they live:) I don't automaticaly expect it, and I always say thank you. But I will always open the door for anyone with small children/hands full/elderly etc...

15. Posted by Wenzel (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

does tha old adage "women and children first" still hold true then?

16. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Thanks Mum & Granny for showing me the way ....

There's nothing more pleasurable than treating a lady just like one

17. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Quoting Joz

Chivalry is alive and well! (Or I am just very lucky)

We're both very lucky, Joz. My husband opens doors, walks on the street side of the sidewalk, pulls out chairs, and all those other little chivalrous things men used to do. He comments regularly on the lack of men's manners when he sees a man open a door and enter before his female companion. I love the fact that he is an aboslute gentleman and I've never had to give a thought to being embarrassed by him.

And I'm the third very lucky here!

When my husband does all those chivalrous things and I tell him "oh, you're so romantic!" He answers "No, I'm just in love!"

18. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

and I bet youre spoken for Matt LOL!

I was, but i've vowed to stay away from relationships for as long as possible.

Chivelry should be a core part of a man's being, i don't understand it when men aren't.

19. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

oh good god this bloke at work likes me and he always opens doors-picks things up when you drop them etc.-it is nice tho-but its him so can be a bit weird!

20. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I try to be chivalrous with the opening of doors etc. But i strive to help women in there quest for sexual equality so never ask me to open a jar/bottle, or carry the heavy bags after a trip to the supermarket for you because they're things you should be doing yourself in this day and age