Originally Posted by Medwed
Can you explain to a farm-boy why this rule only applies to elevators and not other types of transportation?
It doesn't. You were born with balls and therefor you open doors, step aside when the elevator opens, insist in front of other lesser men that women and children go first, rescue cats in trees, blow up ballons, shovel the sidewalk if it snows, help people who are in need and leave the sinking ship last. If one wants to screw a woman you do the things that real men do.
SF is filled with men who wear ties on a work day and we should see to it that our "class" is presented in the correct light. We are not perfect but we are better than the rest of them.
Originally Posted by aravenel
It's called being a gentleman. I do this, it's how I was raised.
This is the rule.
Originally Posted by MrG
Add me to the list of people who let women off first. Though I am a redneck, so maybe the angry guy is right.
I do the same. A quick tap of the elbow, or whatever, is better than grabbing a nasty door handle.
Hard to argue with the germ point but I'd rather not be judged as I judge those that appear to be dodging some physical effort. Call me a hard ass but if you can open the door to your car I think the door at a mall is within ones power. When I saw this occur the button is "far" out of the normal path one would take to arrive at the door/handle so the spectical of the event was such that it made it all the more comical. I guess if the space is narrow enough, time is not wasted and one is not making a back up whom am I to judge? (A Canuker that's who)
This said the germ issue is nothing to overlook.