In case you were wondering why the modern man struggles so much with chivalry, look no further than the women he finds himself having to deal with. I was speaking with a female friend of mine
over an impromptu lunch-date on facebook chat, who had this to say about modern-day chivalry:
“Nowadays, it just feels like I’m being treated like a child. I HATE waiting for men to open doors for me, walking in front of me when we are on stairs, holding umbrellas.. Ughh.. all of it. Simply because I am ALL about efficiency and me waiting for you to open my door holds up the process!”
Unfortunately, the verbal assault and tongue-lashing I ought to have administered to her only came to me much later. I must have been temporarily distracted by the fact that by her own admission, chivalry is still alive and well. Nonetheless, this should have been my response to her statement.