Friday, October 05, 2007

call me old fashioned but......

.....when all the seats on the bus are taken and a more 'mature' person gets on the bus - I believe that a man should be the one to get up to let that person sit down... Or even school kids/teenagers with young legs.

Don't get me wrong I am happy to give up my seat for someone older or someone disabled but for some reason I like to see a man offer up his seat first, as I said call me old fashioned....

Instead of Sexy - Bring Chivalry Back ;)

8 comments:

CraigS said...

Oh, I agree Nixter and I do offer my seat to the elderly.

The problem is that blurry line between middle-aged and old. It could cause offence if you make an offer to someone who is too young...

Nixter said...

I agree Craig, also asking the woman you think is pregnant if she would like your seat to find out she isn't actually pregnant - yikes...

That's my fear... of doing that one day!

CraigS said...

Yeah, the pregnancy one worries me too!

Heather said...

I agree. I got on a bus once when I was 8 months pregnant, and the bus driver practically screamed "Somebody give this lady a seat!". I guess I made him nervous.

Nice site.

onlinesoph said...

I agree, though I do always try to give elderly people a seat. What annoys me is when a seat becomes free and a man practically knocks me (and other girls) out of the way to sit down.

That's rude!

T said...

craigs does it have to be just and elderly? chivalry is after all not age related. right? just women and chldren related. I think.
I would have maybe turned you down if you offered if there was an older lady present. however I would have thanked you profoundly for the gester!

Dave Pinn said...

It takes two to Tango. I have known women to chastise a man for patronising them just because he opened the door for them.

Nixter said...

I am sure that happens Dave - not by me though ;)