She wrote that this STILL annoys her and the people in the comments of the photo were about half and half. Some girls said that it makes them feel good when guys open doors for them and other people thought it was dumb when girls MAKE guys open doors for them. Some said men only need to do it if your hands are full carrying things (one person works in a store of some sort).
But this really got me thinking. Is opening doors really that weird? Is it expected? Is it rude? Is it nice? I always think it is a nice thing to do but I don’t expect it either…if he doesn’t get to it first I’ll open the door. I don’t know. I partially felt that these girls feel that these other women MAKE their boyfriends/husbands open the doors for them. Like if they get to a door they will stand there and WAIT for them to open the door as if they are incapable of doing so. Well okay maybe that is a bit much? I don’t really know…or maybe they are just over exaggerating.
But really what is chivalry? I think Chivalry can go both ways as well. It’s respecting each other. Helping each other. If you are at the grocery store and see a man coming in with a lot of stuff open the door for him to make it easier for him. Or if you see a mom with little kids open the door for her. I think when it comes to chivalry we always think about opening doors but there are other things as well…which uh I can’t really think of right now. But I think RESPECT is a big thing when it comes to Chivalry.
My husband always opens car doors for me. And I think usually building doors too. Probably people would look at us and think I make him because I do stand there and wait for him. Whether I’m driving or riding, he makes sure to open the door and give me a kiss. And, I really don’t care what anyone thinks of that. 😉
HA I remember when I was in high school my mom got asked to talk at some meeting and I tagged along and this lady went on about how her husband opens doors and stuff for her and she was all because I wait for him to do it..if you don’t wait for him to do it he won’t do it for you! LOL
My husband almost always opens doors for me. If I get to it first, he usually says something like, “Darn it, I forgot.” He just likes doing it, I guess. I think it’s very sweet. I think if people get upset watching that, there’s something else going on in their lives that’s at the heart of the issue.
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No kidding! I think that is sweet 🙂
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