Sharing umbrella with a stranger?

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  1. Eccentric

    Eccentric Senior member

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    It's kinda like offering a pocket square to a girl who is crying. It's the gentlemanly thing to do, especially if she is hot.
     


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  3. SpooPoker

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    It's kinda like offering a pocket square to a girl who is crying. It's the gentlemanly thing to do, especially if she is hot.

    As long as your pocket square is not filled with cardboard.
     


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    Hi everyone. This may not be 100% on topic for a clothes forum, but the majority of the people here seem to be quite gentlemanly (not sure if that's a word), and as such I hoped you might have an answer. The other day I was standing at a bus stop waiting for the bus. It was raining and I had my umbrella open to stay dry. A girl came to the bus stop after me, and she didn't have an umbrella and was just waiting in the rain. I instinctively asked her if she wanted to share my umbrella, and she said yea. My question is: Is that seen as a weird/creeper-ish thing to do, or is it pretty common practice? Thanks in advance for the help, and I apologize again if this isn't 100% relevant to the forum.

    Very nice to see chivalry isn't dead. Good on you for doing the right thing.
     


  5. alliswell

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    imo, it's only creepy if you're unnattractive.

    FTFY
     


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    It's kinda like offering a pocket square to a girl who is crying. It's the gentlemanly thing to do, especially if she is hot.

    did this last night, and i think ive peaked in life.
     


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    As long as your pocket square is not filled with cardboard.

    No, no, I will have none of that! All mine are filled with ether (chloroform has become far too plebeian).
     


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    the majority of the people here seem to be quite gentlemanly

    You haven't been here long, have you?
     


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    Very nice to see chivalry isn't dead. Good on you for doing the right thing.
    +1 [​IMG]
     


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    Very nice to see chivalry isn't dead. Good on you for doing the right thing.

    +1 [​IMG]

    Thanks guys [​IMG] I always make an effort to be courteous to strangers, and if the person is a she and >7, it's just a bonus haha.
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Is that seen as a weird/creeper-ish thing to do, or is it pretty common practice? Thanks in advance for the help, and I apologize again if this isn't 100% relevant to the forum.

    Only appropriate if your umbrella is a Brigg or maybe James Smith. Otherwise, you are opening yourself up for humiliation.
     


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    On a somewhat related note, has anyone found a reason to opt for silk over nylon in their canopy?
     


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    If it was getting really bad, I would probably have pity (not chivalry) and let the person stand under my umbrella, regardless of gender, provided the person was well groomed and presentable. But, of course, I would never find myself caught in the rain in the first place.
     


  15. MyOtherLife

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    Thanks guys [​IMG] I always make an effort to be courteous to strangers, and if the person is a she and >7, it's just a bonus haha.

    Am I reading this right? if she is >7 (less than 7 years of age?) uh-ohh.
    I hope that was some form of typo on your part.
     


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