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post #31 of 61
I was having dinner at a restaurant with my wife when the waitress brought dessert to the table. I told her she was mistaken as we didn't order dessert. She said it was on-the-house from the waitstaff. "Why?" I asked. "For standing when your wife left the table to go to the restroom and standing when she returned." Manners FTW. lefty
post #32 of 61
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I was having dinner at a restaurant with my wife when the waitress brought dessert to the table. I told her she was mistaken as we didn't order dessert. She said it was on-the-house from the waitstaff.
"Why?" I asked.
"For standing when your wife left the table to go to the restroom and standing when she returned."

Manners FTW.

lefty

Do you always do that? If so, I commend you, sir!
post #33 of 61
Whenever possible and when I remember -- not exactly batting 1000. The white knight runs strongly in my blood.

lefty
post #34 of 61
Standing up when a woman enters the room is an archaic gesture. People can place themselves however they like, if there was a chair available and she wasn't planning on leaving anytime soon she could have sat down. If there wasn't one she could've simply moved one.
post #35 of 61
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I was having dinner at a restaurant with my wife when the waitress brought dessert to the table. I told her she was mistaken as we didn't order dessert. She said it was on-the-house from the waitstaff.
"Why?" I asked.
"For standing when your wife left the table to go to the restroom and standing when she returned."

Manners FTW.

lefty

very cool
post #36 of 61
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Standing up when a woman enters the room is an archaic gesture.

So's the basic handshake but I prefer it to the brofist, chest bump or whatever other dumb fucking thing 20-year-old kids do when they greet each other.

lefty
post #37 of 61
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So's the basic handshake but I prefer it to the brofist, chest bump or whatever other dumb fucking thing 20-year-old kids do when they greet each other.

lefty

I should chest bump a female friend next time in see them.
post #38 of 61
  • grab her hand
  • pull her onto your lap
  • ???
  • PROFIT
post #39 of 61
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
I was having dinner at a restaurant with my wife when the waitress brought dessert to the table. I told her she was mistaken as we didn't order dessert. She said it was on-the-house from the waitstaff.
"Why?" I asked.
"For standing when your wife left the table to go to the restroom and standing when she returned."

Manners FTW.

lefty


I dont get it - this sounds really strange to me. What do you do?

Just stand up? Smack her ass as she leaves? Pull out her chair or something? do you continue to eat or wait to take the next bite until she comes back?
post #40 of 61
It's not complicated. She excuses herself from the table and you stand as she leaves. Sit down and upon her return, pop back up until she sits.

Crazy, huh?

lefty
post #41 of 61
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Crazy, huh?

kinda yeah
post #42 of 61
You haven't seen my wife.

lefty
post #43 of 61
Once you neglected to stand, you missed your opportunity. If she lingers at the table, I would invite her to sit with me and chat a while. If she declines and also declines to sit, after a respectable interval I would make some excuse to stand, like fetching an extra napkin (if the napkin stand is very nearby) and then remain standing.
post #44 of 61
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You haven't seen my wife.

lefty

Pics or it didn't happen.
post #45 of 61
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You haven't seen my wife.

lefty

I like your style, bro.
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