I was reminded of this short poem recently, when a “gentleman” neglected to hold a door open, (and certainly did not offer for her to precede him) for a lady who was approaching close-by. There was no possible way for him not to have seen her, as they were arriving from opposite directions. Where has chivalry (or just plain courtesy, for that matter) gone?
Have a safe and sensible Saturday,
Chivalry, they say,
has passed away,
and given up the ghost.
Not true, say I,
it did not die,
it’s merely, comatose.
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