An entry in one of the groups reminded me of an occurrence beck in my native Glasgow in the late 60's.
I worked in an office with many people of both sexes. Two I remember are an elderly gentleman (and I do mean gentleman) and a 20 something rabid, bad tempered women's libber.
To the occurrence then. Picture the scene. Women's libber heads up a corridor towards heavy fire door and the gentleman opens the door for her as she has a bag in each hand. Common courtesy you'd think? Not according to the rabid female. She launched into a shrieking tirade about her being perfectly capable of opening a (expletive deleted) door by herself.
Needless to say the elderly gentleman was somewhat shocked, but said nothing.
Three days later the bad tempered female is carrying a pile of files all containing loose papers that come up to her nose down the self same corridor when the elderly gent come the other way.
This time he passed through the fire door and let it swing back catching the women's libber hard in the chest. Papers everywhere, she ends up on her backside and yes, off she goes in one of her tirades about manners this time.
The elderly gent, holding his temper admirably I thought, looks down at her and quietly says "Make your mind up lassie. Either you're capable of handling a door or you're not. Ye canny have it both ways".
Now before i get attacked for sexism I would point out that I fully support equality for women, homosexuals, transgenders, people of various colours and creeds, BUT, like the gentleman in the story above, I abhor bad manners.Recommend0 recommendations