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Chivalry Still Exists

December 15, 2015
Blog- Chivalry

While walking towards the glass exit doors of a movie theater on a Friday night, there was about 6 inches of snow on the ground. It was the first snow fall in Chicago for the winter.

There were two sets of heavy glass exit doors, inside and outside. When we were nearing the farthest exit doors, it was apparent that the snow had fallen heavily and most of the cars were covered with it.

Chad asked me to stay inside the theatre lobby so he can get the car and pick me up at the front of the exit doors.

Many couples saw what Chad did, and the rest of the husbands, boyfriends, etc. followed! So (we) looked at each other and I said, “Isn’t it sweet that chivalry still exists?”All the women turned to me and said, “I agree. They are wonderful to us.”

From a personal observation, the older generation still keeps chivalry alive. After a long period of time, what is left is the very core of “chivalry” – respect. Women may not need men to pull her chair out in a restaurant, or help with her coat. But, women and men alike wish respect. Chivalry is not about the differences of the sexes; but, balancing fundamentals of compassion and respect with one another.

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