Holding a door open

Old Aug 10th 2008, 7:39 am
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This actually made me think of an incident a fair few years ago in the Uk. I was shopping with a friend and as we progressed through the mall between us we held a string of a bout 5 of 6 door open for the same woman, every time she just breezed through with out any acknowledgement.

When we got the last door for the car park we passed through and my friend just let go once we had passed, said lady came through behind us all stroppy and announced at the top of her voice “if there was gentlemen present he would have held the door for a lady” …. My friend’s response ….. “if there was lady present he would have”

Petty I know but it still makes me smile….
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Old Aug 10th 2008, 1:21 pm
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I was actually discussing this subject with a friend over the weekend, common decency & good manners cost nothing, car doors, entrance doors etc. should always be opened for women (unless she is wider that an American fridge/freezer !) - Then you have to open both doors !
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Originally Posted by Karlos The Jackal View Post
I was actually discussing this subject with a friend over the weekend, common decency & good manners cost nothing, car doors, entrance doors etc. should always be opened for women (unless she is wider that an American fridge/freezer !) - Then you have to open both doors !
- better go check the width of my arse now!
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Originally Posted by Welivehere View Post
Yep. Should also include opening (and closing) a car doors for a woman before you get in.

Off the back of that though the courtesy should also be recognized by a thank you or some other form of gracious acknowledgment, at least the first time it.
Only if aforementioned chicanista knows how to get outta the car without displaying her drawers....

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Being polite is not out of date nor old fashioned, just perhaps out of common parlance.

An objection, however slight is always to be listened to. Nothing you say or think makes the objection void. Nothing.

I missed this gem as I was abroad.......beautiful writing!!


En fin ....manners maketh the man.
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Only if aforementioned chicanista knows how to get outta the car without displaying her drawers....

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-...-your-knickers
the valet parking guy probably got an eyeful when MM unloaded herself from the back of my Yankie Capri at the BE night out there a couple of months ago
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