Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hold that door please!

I just had to share this perfect moment that I experienced the other day. I was walking into the barbecue place, because I was in need of a little brisket.

As I walked up to the door of the restaurant, I spotted a young man with long shorts and a T-shirt also gunning for the entrance.

I thought to myself, 'We are going to get to the door at the same time. Is this going to be another door in the face as he walks through?'

I had gotten used to young men no longer holding the doors open for women. I had been raised to understand that it is a sign of respect to hold the door for someone, anyone, whether male or female, old or young.

It still always shocks and dismays me when someone walks through and then lets it slam into the person behind.

Well this time, I misjudged this young man. Not only did he hold the door open, but he then told me to go through first, and said 'Hi' for good measure. I was so thrilled!

I know, I know, I sound like my mom or something, but dad blasted, a little courtesy goes a long way. In the picture, above, my gentleman is the young man sitting at the table on the right. I don't know his name, but hopefully the little guy next to him will learn to be just as polite a young man when he grows up.

Sue, Tempe


RobinJP said...

I know you are no where near as curmudgeonly as this sounds. If he'd walked on in, you'd have thought nothing of it. But I'm glad you had that nice moment. A surprisingly nice young man who took a few moments to share the world with you.

How was the brisket?

julochka said...

someone held a door for me yesterday and i was so pleasantly surprised that it set a positive tone for the whole rest of my day. little things matter.

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