7/04/2012

Why Chivalry Is Dead

Story Sent in by John:

I had spoken to Lara online for maybe about a week when I asked her out for drinks. We met in front of a bar, introduced each other, took a brief walk around the block, and then, when we returned to the bar, I held the door open for her.

She froze and gave me a withering stare. "Ugh. You're one of those?" she asked.

I was confused. "One of... what?"

She said, "One of those hold-the-door-open guys? Seriously?"

I closed the door. "You can open it yourself, if you'd prefer. I was just being nice."

She looked at me as if she had me all figured out. "You know exactly what I mean. You hold the door open for me and then you'll expect sex and marriage and babies."

My turn to give her a look. "I will?"

She nodded. "I've seen it all before. But this is a first date, and I demand patience and respect."

"Okay. Ready to go inside?"

She laughed and stepped away. "You still don't get it! Adios."

She walked away, leaving me confused, date-less, but probably better off.

7 comments:

  1. What a fruitbasket. Well... her loss. But at least both parties didn't waste much too time.

    I like it when a gentleman holds the door for me. Some women do not, but they often have good reasons (or at least something that makes sense! Holding open a door = sex? What?)

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  2. 'probably' better off?

    How about 'definitely'.

    Not to mention she demands 'respect' for nothing, but isn't prepared to accept courtesy.

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  3. Why can't people just accept someone being nice.

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  4. maybe her ego is so big she doesn't get that kindness and acts of lust are two very different things.... weirdo for sure...

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  5. The only time I'm ever annoyed by someone trying to hold the door for me is when I walk up to a door, notice a (male) stranger a few steps behind me, politely hold the door open so that he can enter, and get a refusal to enter because I'm holding the door - no, no, I must relinquish my existing grip on the door and let you hold it, so that I, the LADY, can enter first! I don't mind a guy making a little extra effort to open a door for me, most of the time it's sweet and gentlemanly, but when I've already GOT the door, making me release it so that you can hold it does seem a bit like a power play, especially if you're not my date, just some random guy who was entering a building at the same time that I was.

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    1. I dunno; I think I've taken the door from women before (I'm a woman) rather than having them hold it for me. I'm just doing it to be nice, but I guess I can kind of see where you're coming from.

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  6. You may hold the door for me any time. :D

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