Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chivalry is STILL ALIVE!!! Breaking News!!


Some men apparently take pride in being complete and utter assholes. Not every man but a lot. They sort of wear it like a Girl Scout badge and that cheeky pride does not look as cute when it’s a late 20-something man-boy. I really don’t know where they learn it. Did they think the film, American Psycho, was a training video?? Who knows, but in the past two days I’ve seen glimpses of a silver lining that has me looking for the knight that is showing them these tricks! I want to find that knight and give him a big smooch on the cheek. 

Apparently one of my good friends is getting engaged soon...I know that because her boyfriend actually asked her mother for permission to ask for her hand in marriage. Okay let's hear it..."Awwwww".  This morning when CJ left my condo for his work day he gave me an extra kiss on the cheek before he left that made me blush. My friend and I are lucky to have men who still hold open doors for us too. I am a very independent woman, but I still like it. 

This tho caught me by suprise. This morning I was walking towards my office building when I noticed a man going into the elevator. I hit the building entrance door when he was hitting the floor buttons. As I was stepping into the building the man looked up put his hand to stop the elevator and shouted, "Going up Miss?" Now I was a good 60 feet from the elevator, but he still took the minute to ask. I shouted, "Nah I'm taking the stairs, but thank you!". He nodded and the elevator door closed. At the Yankee Game the man in front of me in the concession line heard me say I was getting a pretzel but there was only one left. He turned to me and asked if I wanted it. I said yeah but then I said, if he wanted it I would go to another line. He went, "Oh no need lil lady. It's all yours. I don't need the salt anyway." He let me cut him in line to make sure I got it too. Wow! Complete strangers showing chivalry now?? I'm shocked and delighted all the same...

Do you think Chivalry is dead? When was the last you witnessed it?


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13 comments:

Aaron said...

I like to think that, when given the opportunity, I exhibit chivalry. I'm in a situation with a woman at the moment where I'd love to pull a John Cusack/Say Anything kind of move, but I don't want to scare her off. I'm never sure where the line between chivalry and creepy lies.

Mo Pie, Please said...

So many sweet stories! I love when this kind of stuff happens. The other day I did a dumb thing. I went down to get my mail without realizing that I had taken my door keys off earlier in the day to go jogging. Oops. So I let the door shut so I can squeeze by this guy when it hits me what I've done. He stayed with me until we figured it out, luckily a lady happened to come through the door a few minutes later but I was so thankful for his willingness to help!

Dancing Branflake said...

I witness it every day with my husband. But from strangers? I think I need to open my eyes a bit more.

Shannon said...

Awww - the guy at the Yankees game was totally sweet. That would make my day!

Rachel said...

What you call chivalry, I call common courtesy. Which, sadly, I think is dying out. I'm always a little shocked and a lot delighted when I see some small act of kindness. The other day at the grocery store, I had a donut and a bottle of orange juice. The woman in front of me had a cart piled high with stuff. She let me go in front of her.

Last year, I was at Camden Yards, and I watched the guy beside me pull out some sunscreen. He glanced over and caught my eye. He smiled, looked up at my hair and handed me the bottle, saying "I think you're going to need this." Lol. I'm a redhead.

Diana Mieczan said...

Those are such a sweet stories and my Balazs also makes sure to do those little things! Im so happy about that! happy afternoon, darling

Ps: I’m hosting a great summer GIVEAWAY today! Don’t miss it:)

Rachael said...

The women I work with basically try and stereotype the whole male population because of things that have happened to them. While its unlucky and bad for them its wrong and misguided to assume all men are like that. I love the fact that my guy walks by the side of the footpath, lets me walk through doors first and just generally looks out and after me.

Its such a shame all the idiots cause the rest of their gender to be written off so badly x

iris said...

It would be nice if people were like this to everyone, not just women. But then, it would no longer be considered 'chivalry', but instead, 'manners.' I guess.

Melissa Blake said...

That is a sweet story! That would make my day! xoxo

Ice Queen said...

Are you sure these chivalrous men were straight? If they were, they probably wanted to do you.

I'm sorry...my heart is made of ice.

I'm sure chivalry exists...I'm just still looking for it.

Kimia Kline said...

chivalry is alive and well :) my husband still surprises me with little things like opening doors and picking me up whenever we have to cross puddles.

Josh said...

Ironically enough my post today was about men and such. I very much agree.
Treating a woman nicely does not make her any less independant, it is just respectful. Guys gotta clean up their act these days!

Thanks for the post! :)
Jc
www.realfaith832.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I definitely don't think chivalry is dead, and I think it's great you've seen it in action so much. <3

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