Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Tuesday, March 6

Getting Spoiled

Today I was minding my own business when a group of international men got onto an elevator in the engineering building in front of me! I know they were there first, but I was waiting and they were all men and they got on in front of me anyway. I was totally insulted. Then I wondered how I got so spoiled as to be insulted at having to wait my turn to get on an elevator. I thought about it as a took the elevator back down with an American man who motioned for me to get on and off the elevator first, even though he was closer to the door. I thought about it as I walked to the math building and then took an elevator with two more American men who also motioned for me to get on and off first, even though they were in line first. And I just couldn't figure out how I got so spoiled!


Barbara said...

I don't think that was you being spoiled. I think that was you wanting to be treated like a lady by gentlemen. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for women's rights, but one of the most attractive qualities in a man is being a gentleman. Small things like letting the woman go first or holding the door for her go a long way in my book.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha. I do hold doors open for ladies, but ... this is a joke, so don't send the etiquette after me.

American men probably think women cannot be trusted to do anything on their own. We (international) believe women are very capable, and so we let them be our equals. So there! he he he


Anonymous said...

I meant, "Don't send the etiquette police after me"