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post #5716 of 12431
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

Can you explain to a farm-boy why this rule only applies to elevators and not other types of transportation?

I always let women and children out of subways and buses first too.
post #5717 of 12431
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I dont get why men insist on waiting for all females to exit the elevator first , even if some of them clearly blocking the exit and need to back up into the elevator to allow for this strange ritual to proceed.
What a misguided, redneck gallantry.
They only do it in elevators not on trains, not on subway, not on buses or ferries, nor planes, but only elevators. I also think it is specific to NY/NJ area, or is it?
WTF is wrong with you people?biggrin.gif

It's called being a gentleman. I do this, it's how I was raised.
post #5718 of 12431
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

It's called being a gentleman. I do this, it's how I was raised.

I'm the same...

People tend to be surprised when you do that nowadays..
post #5719 of 12431
Add me to the list of people who let women off first. Though I am a redneck, so maybe the angry guy is right.
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I use the handicap door opener in situations where I would otherwise be forced to come in contact with a germ infested door handle without protection.

I do the same. A quick tap of the elbow, or whatever, is better than grabbing a nasty door handle.
post #5720 of 12431
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

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.

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

It's called being a gentleman. I do this, it's how I was raised.

This is the rule.

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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

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.
post #5721 of 12431
I just think it is irrational and quite funny, that elevator habit. Possibly result of general misconception about good manners among population.
post #5722 of 12431
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I just think it is irrational and quite funny, that elevator habit. Possibly result of general misconception about good manners among population.
If anyone has a misconception about good manners it's you. My Grandfather, who is 96 and is now confined to a wheelchair, still insists woman and children precede him through doors and out of elevators. It's the mark of a true Gentleman imo.
post #5723 of 12431
I don't get Luddites who take the stairs when there is a perfectly good elevator available. What are we, cavemen?
post #5724 of 12431
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

I don't get Luddites who take the stairs when there is a perfectly good elevator available. What are we, cavemen?

INORITE? And why do people insist on walking around Walmarts when they have all those nice scooters with extra fat, er big, seats?
post #5725 of 12431
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

INORITE? And why do people insist on walking around Walmarts when they have all those nice scooters with extra fat, er big, seats?

Never actually seen that, I don't live in The United States of Fatsoland, but it sounds great.
post #5726 of 12431
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I always let women and children out of subways and buses first too.
I spent the day in DC where I was talking to a woman 8-months pregnant that told me no one offers her a seat on the DC Metro when it's full. She is visibly pregnant, and guys sitting just look at her without offering her a seat. confused.gif
post #5727 of 12431
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I spent the day in DC where I was talking to a woman 8-months pregnant that told me no one offers her a seat on the DC Metro when it's full. She is visibly pregnant, and guys sitting just look at her without offering her a seat. confused.gif

I largely, but not totally, blame this sort of bad manners on militant feminism.
post #5728 of 12431
There is a lady crawling on the treadmill at my gym. I'm not ninja qualified to get a pic but its weird.
post #5729 of 12431
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Originally Posted by Lady Canuker View Post

If anyone has a misconception about good manners it's you. My Grandfather, who is 96 and is now confined to a wheelchair, still insists woman and children precede him through doors and out of elevators. It's the mark of a true Gentleman imo.

I am ONLY talking about STUPID things people do while misinterpreting rules of general etiquette.
If you stand in a full elevator with your face to the elevator door you should exit first instead of backing into the elevator in an attempt to comply with your misconstrued idea of gallantry. You are holding everyone up and making a scene, which has nothing to do with you being a gentleman but everything to do with you trying to mimic behavior of other gentleman-farmers.
The same way you should walk through the door FIRST and then hold it for your female colleagues instead of performing acrobatic, one-leg balancing acts in order to hold the door that opens inside.
You might consider all of this extremely touching and gentlemanly while I see a rube acting like a monkey.
post #5730 of 12431
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