Any and all Loving respect that I have for women had origins from the tutelage of my Loving Mother. I am grateful that she planted that seed in me way before I ever knew that she did or what she was doing.
Whenever there is a woman in any type of proximity to me and the opportunity to hold the door presents itself, innately, I know what to do. Upon entering into an establishment where there is a line for service upon entry, whomever I have held the door for, then suggests that I go before them. Therein lies the problem!
Women, Please Stop!
I implore you to let a gentleman be a gentleman. And men, should you find yourself in this position, pass the test, by allowing the lady to keep her position, irrespective of the fact that you just held the door for her and otherwise might be "one" person ahead of her.
And ladies, you do not "owe" a gentleman ANYTHING if he holds the door for you. Keep stepping and get in line. Perhaps that gentleman had a good Mother too. Perhaps he recognizes you as such and that is his way of acknowledging your much needed presence in this world.
Men, if you're not holding the door for a lady that you know or even one that you do not know, then step it up! You would probably appreciate someone holding the door for your Mother and allowing her to keep her place in line, without her feeling like she has to return the favor or that she "owes" you anything.
Somewhere along the line, things got twisted. However, perhaps this can be the catalyst to set things straight.
If you find this offensive, then it pertains to you. Even though it's not Friday, feel free to unfriend me.
And by the way, whether you realize it or not, she will always remember the gesture and the Smiling face that demonstrated such a Loving act, of you holding the door.