So, what is a gentleman to do?

I have a miss manners type question for you all. If I know I will be in a meeting for more than an hour, I get to the room early. About five minutes, and set up camp with water, coffee, and a good seat. Inevitably, the room will be over booked. When ladies show up late, I feel obligated to offer my seat to them… as a gentleman should.

However, if they were on time, they would have gotten a seat. Also, I showed up early for this seat. Am I doomed to stand for the rest of my life? I mean, if someone is pregnant, old, or crippled… I will offer my seat in a second. However, if a lady is just late. I figure she should have to stand. I am in this moral quandry almost daily, and would really like your feedback.

I guess this also touches at the heart of chivalry vs equality. I think, for the most part, we can accomodate both… but not in this particular situation.
Thanks!

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3 thoughts on “

  1. easy. Unless they are hot and there is some remote chance of getting somewhere with them (and since you are hitched not a possibility) otherwise no seat for them. They deserver to sit on the floor.

  2. finally we agree on something…

    just because you have breasts does not entitle you to my seat…unless you are willing to show them to me…your breasts that is, not my seat.

    Giving a woman something out of “courtesy” implies that they are not capable of it themselves and is insulting.

    Hunker down, save your spot and stare at her chest until…

    well until you are fired for sexual harassment.

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