I'll be your 'little lady'

Posted May 25, 2011

I'll be your 'little lady'

What’s so wrong about a man holding a door open for you? Or making sure you get the best seat at a restaurant table – the one where you’re looking out at other diners rather than staring at a blank wall? Or offering to place your (way too heavy!!) holdall in the overhead locker of a plane, not watch you struggle to hoist it up yourself?

Call this behaviour what you like – courteous, well-mannered, gentlemanly – I love it! But these thoughtful gestures are becoming rare. Why is that? Is it because men now think that such behaviour would be interpreted as patronising in a “whoa there little lady, let me help you with that!” kind of way?

Frankly, I don’t care. If it means I get a good deal out of it, then I’m all for it. Now, I wonder if hubby would brave the scrum at the bar and fetch us a couple of drinks? I’ll stay here and keep our seats.

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