Where Have Our Manners Gone?

When i was growing up a man always held the door open for a woman; car or building. Today i do not see it very often.
Last night I was leaving a restaurant in the city. The couple in front of us kissed outside the door and parted company. He left her to go to her car by herself.
climber1 climber1
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1 Response Dec 5, 2012

Since we were young, women's lib came along. I still hear, now and then, a woman declaring her dismay that a guy would "disrespect her independence" by opening a door or expecting to paying her way on a date. So -- maybe guys are confused about manners these days?

Nelladell; thank you for reading and responding. I know you are right in that line of thinking. It happens to me every now and then, but I probably get thanked 4 or 5 times to the 1 where a woman will tell me she can handle the door, or just gives me an icy stair. I am a big boy and I can handle it.

Great reply. Am glad that there is evidence of shining armor.

I want to note here that I have not had to open a door in several years except sometimes upon exiting a bathroom. Men, women, and grinning children come on the double or seem to materialize from the ether when I am aimed at one. These people bring great joy to my old age; people like you.

Thank you for your kind words.
With you karma; the fact that good is quickly attracted to you certainly does not surprise me.

umm -- I'm thinking age, actually. But thanks.

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