stand up when a lady enters the room.

4 May

Here’s a simple one. When a lady enters the room, stand-up. It’s polite, it’s charming, and it’s a small point of etiquette that’s being lost.

But Grown Man, women want equity! Why should we treat them any different from men?

Because you can’t procreate with those men. Women get unique rules because they have unique plumbing. You treat them different (better) because they are different (better).

There you go, that’s all I’ve got.

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12 Responses to “stand up when a lady enters the room.”

  1. Dr. Mayhem 21 May 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    I have always stood up when a lady or gentlemen enters the room. In the same move I will unholster my sidearm, gesture it in their direction, and shout “YOU’LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE!”

    As a reflex it has significantly curbed the number of times I have been taken alive.

    • you're a grown man 22 May 2010 at 12:27 am #

      Dr. Mayhem, if that is your real name…

      I don’t take kindly to being out-funnied on my own weblog. However, I’m giving you a pass as you gave me a double-dose of chuckle this evening. See “quit going shirtless” comment.

      Also, interesting post on Carrots – for real, that wasn’t dry humor, it was cool.

      Thanks for reading, Dr. Mayhem.

  2. pbandchutney 2 June 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Ugh!! Chivalry is so dead! I’m trying to train my husband to open doors for me, carry heavy bags, and stand up when I enter the room… but he’s too 2010, and I’m too Southern Girl from down south who was surrounded by chivalrous men all through high school and college. What is happening!!

  3. pbandchutney 2 June 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    and i’ve now added you to my blogroll :)

  4. embejo 2 June 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    You see I think this post is even better than the man hug one. I’m tired of reading Mum blogs,and have been looking for a decent man blog for some time. I think I’ve found one.

  5. mct88 2 June 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    i like!

  6. yummeblog 2 June 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    I agree, chivalry is something that is completely lost on my generation (y). Guys don’t seem to know what it is and I can’t teach it to them. The only reason I know what it is is because my dad always does things like opening doors for me and standing up when i leave and come back to the dinner table, etc. If he didn’t done those things I would have absolutely no concept of chivalry. Like pbandchutney said, chivalry is so dead, buried and smelly. Resurrect chivalry!

    Yumm-e

  7. Megan 14 June 2010 at 11:04 am #

    It’s nice when it’s not overdone. I went out on a date once for drinks, and he did it every single time I went to the bathroom (we were there for like 4 hours), and it moved from sweet to we joked about it to I felt awkward.

    • You're a Grown Man 14 June 2010 at 11:32 am #

      Great point…all things in moderation. It’s not calisthenics, it’s courtesy.

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