don’t drag your lady friend around.

9 Apr

I’m amazed at how this point of courtesy has gotten lost in recent generations. I’m going to keep this short and to the point.

-When walking with a lady (any lady, not just your special lady friend) you never walk in front of them. It’s rude and declares to the world, “You should see me before her because I’m the alpha male and she’s beneath me.” I’m sure you don’t think that, do you? If you do, please end the relationship and let her enjoy a pimp-free life.

-When walking UP stairs, she leads. When walking DOWN stairs, you lead. Why? Because etiquette dictates that if she falls, you can catch her. If you fall, your 220 pounds of Doritos and PBR will not be stopped by a slender, fiber-bar fueled, yoga toned, frame.

-Walking beside your lady is always acceptable. Feel free to hold hands and proclaim to the world, “We’re equal!” However, you’re not equal. She smarter and prettier than you.

6 Responses to “don’t drag your lady friend around.”

  1. Will 6 July 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    On behalf of all rude and inconsiderate males,
    I’d like to thank your for the enlightening advice.
    But I’d also like to express my thoughts on this on
    behalf of not so rude or irconsiderate males.
    If I may be so bold and assume that you are aware that
    most of we males do not do such things consciously.
    I do agree that we must try to see things in
    the women’s perspective and try to atune to it.
    But if etiquets truly dictate that we must do so,
    then how can we be considered equal when our
    couterparts(women) do not return us the favor?
    Ah, but you gave your answer already…
    Women ARE superior to men, aren’t they?

    • You're a Grown Man 6 July 2010 at 11:57 pm #

      First of all, Will…nice job reading the old posts and commenting! Also, I would contend that women do “return the favor”, just in different ways. Etiquette is a two-way street with different rules on each side of the road.

      Thanks for reading the old stuff and commenting, Will.

  2. theophilus 30 August 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    “Because etiquette dictates that if she falls, you can catch her. If you fall, your 220 pounds of Doritos and PBR will not be stopped by a slender, fiber-bar fueled, yoga toned, frame.”

    Ahh, but what if your lady friend is bigger than yourself? This happens to be the case for me. (Not really because she is fat or anything, I am just a smallish man.)

  3. J 17 October 2010 at 11:43 am #

    The problem I have with this post is the same as the problems I, and practically every other girl, had in cotillion class (yeah I’m from the south). LOL I know what you are trying to say, but women are perfectly capable of of pulling out chairs, walking down the street, or descending stairs without falling over. Its a common warning in etiquette tips. Leave your woman alone to do even the slightest bit of physical activity, and she will surely fall and break her fragile self. I’m trying not to sound like a feminist harpy, but come on! lol

  4. c 21 January 2011 at 7:25 am #

    My husband does this to me *ALL* the time. I’ve told him that I find it rude, but he continues to do it. You give me faith that there are still decent men out there, some girl is going to be lucky.

  5. Zaken 18 March 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Look ladies, we know perfectly well that you’re capable of taking care of yourself – opening your own doors and all that. So is the Queen of England. But do you suppose she opens her own doors? Why not? Because she’s the queen, that’s why.
    Get it?

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