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Updated on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

#5245

MISSED CONNECTION: To all the generous Waterloo guys who open doors for girls and people in general behind them... Thank you for keeping chivalry alive.

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  1. I'm perfectly capable of opening and walking through a door on my own, thanks. I hate that this is still considered polite and chivalrous. I'm supposed to be impressed by this? Like the censoring of language because I'm a woman in the room or pulling out a cigarette and lighters from all direction appear because apparently I need lots of help throughout the day. It's kind of condescending

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    1. You take yourself way too seriously...I open the door for my guy friends too, it has nothing to do with gender

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    2. Why are you so offended?
      We know you can open a door yourself.

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    3. And if i didn't hold the door for you i'd consider myself rude and a prude. I hold doors for people because i expect the same courtesy to be given to me if the opportunity is given. Go fuck yourself @1, no one wants to impress you by holding a door open for you, its a common courtesy

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    4. 1c was a bit harsh with the GFY, but the man has a point, 1.

      Holds door: "Ugh, I got this myself! What a creep!"
      Doesn't hold door: "Ugh, how rude! What is wrong with this generation and having manners?"

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    5. So agreed. Guy here but it's still rather annoying to force people to walk through doors and expect them to be thankful for it. I have my own fucking hands thank you very much

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    6. So you would rather have a door slammed into your face or even worse, while carrying a bunch of stuff on you? Okay.

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    7. What the fuck. You're so stupid it hurts.

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    8. I sense rectum discomfort.

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    9. So you think people being polite to you is condescending?... What are you, some sort of ardent feminist who has to make every act of politeness towards you about your gender?

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    10. If you don't care for it, that's fine, but for fuck's sake, do NOT shoot other people down for going out of their way to try to do something nice for another human being. Last I heard, holding the door open for another person hasn't started any wars and criticizing another person's courtesy doesn't serve anybody else but yourself. Understand that, sometimes, there are people out there who wouldn't mind having something nice done for them once in a while and that not everybody who holds the door open for another is as cynical as you are.

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    11. Tip: If you are "perfectly capable of opening and walking THROUGH a door on [your] own", you're doing it wrong.

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    12. ^LOL. @1: Ya, might want to get that checked. Could be a serious condition.

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    13. OP: lmao 1, it's not the fact that women want to be impressed, but a sense of courtesy and etiquette in Canadian culture. We're all fucking capable of opening doors, I obviously know that. I don't mean to say women should always be dependent on men, nor is it belittling for opening the goddamn door. If you're within distance (or not, because Canadians are just nice like that), it's pretty much considered to be a nice gesture to hold the damn door.

      However, if you've never met a man or anyone in general hold a door for you, I understand. Multiple times you've walked close enough someone by a door and to only find out they shut the door in your face, I get it. I'll be your friend who holds the door for you :)<3

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    14. To be fair, I find it kind of annoying when I see a guy open the door thinking he's going to go through, so I wait for him to go first, but he insists that I go through. However, I just thank him and move on with my day.

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  2. Did you not learn anything in kindergarten. You hold the door for everyone, the decision is independent of their reproductive organs.

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  3. Opening a door for someone is just the polite thing to do, regardless of gender.

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  4. This is referring specifically to men holding the door open...

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  5. You're welcome OP :) If I can make one person smile or silently blush, then it's worth it all!

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  6. its more a canadian in general...but yes, bitches love an open door

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  7. I open doors for everyone, doesn't matter if female. I sometimes get worried when I need to judge the distance between if they're too far so I just let it go or not.

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  8. I think they joys of subtle human interaction are lost on poster #1. It sounds like s/he gets nothing out of that brief eye contact, a thank-you, and a shared smile. How sad.

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    1. ^ Props for eloquence.

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    2. Haha. Thanks 8.a. Now I feel guilty I mistyped 'the' as "they".

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  9. I'm a female and I always hold the door open for the people behind me .. it's just a nice thing to do. Most people are surprised by it, which is a little sad because I do see it as just something that's polite to do, regardless of your/their gender. Sometimes a nice little thing like that can turn someone's bad day around.

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  10. It's common courtesy, holy bejeezus.

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