Do you still hold doors for women? - page 3
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I still hold doors for women. I once held the door for the female students after class was over. Boy, that took a long time!... Read More
- 0Sep 18, '10 by chorkleWell, it kinda depends on the situation, or setting . . .
In a business context, usually not--if only because the general perception is that women present, in that setting, often view themselves as fully the equal of anyone else present, and I can open my own door, thank you very much.
In the context of most of these responses, sure--common courtesy, taught by my parents.
Now, your ambulance pulls up in front of the local nursing home, on a lights-and-siren response; you & your partner hustle to get the stretcher off the box, the backboard & a C-collar, the Med. bag, Trauma bag, O2, etc., & are approaching the door. A young lady in CNA-type uniform breezes out the door, seeing you, and doesn't bother to hold it for you. Not that big a deal, by any means, but sure woulda been helpful.
Did someone say smth about 'common courtesy'?
- 0Oct 12, '10 by commonsenseI enjoy doing the opposite most of the time. Even when I am in a line of people exiting a room I will shut the door just so the person behind me has to open it. I used to lock it as well but I got into trouble for it, so now I just go with a shut. It gets interesting when the person behind you tries to prevent you from shutting it, but I'll always win that tug of war match.
- 0Oct 31, '10 by LorddayI'm kind of slow this morning, but does "holding the door" mean holding it open for the person behind you as you enter, or holding the door open and stepping to the side so the woman can enter first? Unless its a woman I know personally, or a woman who is older, struggling with a package, etc. I no longer hold the door and step aside so she can enter first. I was raised to do it that way but in my early 20's noticed that very often when a man makes that gesture for a woman - particularly attractive women and most particularly young, attractive women, they won't even make eye contact or say "thank you". Either they think you're trying to hit on them, or they think being young and attractive means they should be rude in the face of courtesy. So while I personally hold the door as I enter for anyone, male or female, I no longer do the "Step aside, ladies enter first" routine unless I'm dealing with a woman who looks as if she really needs it.Last edit by Lordday on Oct 31, '10
- 1Nov 8, '10 by mspontiacI'm dumbfounded at how many gentlemen here say that women either don't say a simple "thank you," or they give them heck for it. Really??? Jeez o' Pete, what barnyard are these people raised in that they don't recognize common courtesy? I always hold the door for people behind me, and it really burns me when people just accept the gesture and don't say "thank you." Generally that will trigger me to say loudly, "You're welcome!!" That usually gets their attention.
From all of us ladies, thank you for holding our doors and having manners!