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Atlanta named most chivalrous city?

Good news everyone! The great folks at Dockers® sent me the following news release about our great city. Check it out!

Last week, in a light-hearted chivalry smack-down between five major cities– Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco – a young woman or mature gentleman was staged in a high traffic pedestrian area in a state of distress, where they clearly struggled with heavy and toppling file boxes. Did anyone stop to help?

Indeed they did…and no one fared better than in Atlanta.

The results:

1) Atlanta proved to be the most chivalrous, with only up to 8 people passing our man or woman in distress before someone stopped.

2) Coming in second was Dockers’ hometown of San Francisco, with up to 17 people passing by before a chivalrous individual stopped to help

3) The third most chivalrous city was Chicago, with 20 passersby before help was offered

4) Fourth most chivalrous was Los Angeles, with 35 passersbys before someone took a moment to help

5) And in 5th place was New York (Manhattan), with up to 40 people passing by our man or woman before someone stopped to lend a hand

So what do you think? Pretty awesome to know that our city ranks so high compared to other cities?

I wonder if singles in each of these cities would agree with the chivalry quotients of their city?

In our city of transplants and natives, would you say that you meet chivalrous people often on the dating scene?

Clearly we have the south advantage. Do you believe that where we grew up and the way we were raised makes a difference?

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YesSheIsCute

December 21st, 2010
8:08 am

YesSheIsCute

December 21st, 2010
8:11 am

I’m from NYC so I couldn’t say as far as the “southern hospitality” to Atlanta’s advantage. People seem nicer down here but I wouldn’t go so far to say chivalrous…I don’t know…

RitaBean

December 21st, 2010
8:31 am

We in the South like to call it common courtesy, good manners or “Treat others the way you would like to be treated”! Come on down, y’all!!

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
8:37 am

G’morning…

“Do you believe that where we grew up and the way we were raised makes a difference?”

Of course, culture plays a big part in EVERYTHING one does, or does not do…..But don’t look for no modern day “Sir Walter Raleigh’s”…

blue©

December 21st, 2010
8:40 am

Morning People,

didnt have to read the whole thing to know NYC would come in last, lol…im told all the time that us Northerners are “less than friendly” lol.
Do you believe that where we grew up and the way we were raised makes a difference? most definitely. there are certain norms of society where ever you go, transplant that from one area to the next, and you become fish out of water…

Retired

December 21st, 2010
8:52 am

How many packages came up missing after the overloaded shopper got their help?

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
8:53 am

2can sup!!!

Hey Blue, it’s me…lol

Sweet Pea

December 21st, 2010
8:53 am

Good Morning!!!

In our city of transplants and natives, would you say that you meet chivalrous people often on the dating scene? So far I have met guys who have shown chivalry so I expect nothing less!!!! So it’s apparent that chilvary isn’t dead. Generally speaking, whenever the door is opened for me by a stranger I say thank you as it’s not as common as it used to be, and I want a person to know their actions were appreciated so they can continue to do so.

Clearly we have the south advantage. Do you believe that where we grew up and the way we were raised makes a difference?

Although this can be subjective, I feel that if it’s not taught in the home it really doesn’t matter where you’re from as a guy that I dated from NJ had chivalry. It’s possible because his parents had southern roots….IDK I found that people from the south appear to be more friendlier. I am a southerner and was taught to speak to others regardless of whether you know a person or not, and some of my friends who are from the north mentioned it is not common to greet/speak someone in public that you don’t know. So perhaps it could make a difference in where you grew up that determines some of the things you do.

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
8:54 am

Good morning everybody. I might have to agree w/the niceness of our southern gentlemen. My CT had fell out the other day and everyone that passed by offered to help, men AND women ;-) (just starting off the day with a bit of humor, don’t judge me lol)

blue©

December 21st, 2010
8:55 am

@Demigod – Hey there!!! wait, i cant be friendly, im a northerner and all, lol

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
8:55 am

How many packages came up missing after the overloaded shopper got their help?

Retired came out of RETIREMENT just to deliver a low blow….

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:00 am

My CT had fell out the other day and everyone that passed by offered to help, men AND women

Slim, I just threw up…I had a vision of a granny looking CT…hanging like a bittie to the ground…EWWWWWWWWW…

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:03 am

blue…you northerns can be seen looking like a softy, lol

Josie

December 21st, 2010
9:03 am

Do you guys see any correlation with the Gayest cities?

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:03 am

…down here, lol

Awwwwwwww...Dayum

December 21st, 2010
9:05 am

Awwwwwwww…Dayum, Josie…just put it out there, LOL

by Awwwwwwww…Dayum

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 21st, 2010
9:05 am

Morning All!!

Demi – hey chocolate baby!! How are you?

2CPTG – co-signing that 837am

Slim – LMAO!!

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
9:06 am

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:08 am

per Josie, a chivalrous city…is a Gay city…WHO KNEW?!?!?!

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:10 am

Heeeeeeeey Mighty Mo Mo…how are you doing?

Slim…you gave us that vision, now put your eyes back in your sockets, lol

Celisea....Christmas vacay starts at 4:59 p.m.

December 21st, 2010
9:12 am

GM,

IMO, it’s called practicing manners. And no, I wouldn’t think possessing such qualities would be geographic specific. Just how you was raised I guess.

blue©

December 21st, 2010
9:13 am

@Demi – i have my softy moments, but ssshhh,dont tell anyone, they wont let me come back home, lol
@Slim – im with you, that visual is just 8O whoa

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
9:14 am

Demi….what’s up, playa….

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
9:15 am

oh, and Mo…I’ll be your knight in shining armor if it means we can reconcile….the house ain’t the same without you!

Sweet Pea

December 21st, 2010
9:16 am

@Blue~you’ve been bitten by the southern exposure! :)

Simple Man!!!

December 21st, 2010
9:17 am

Morning Peeps!!!

Damn Josie…. So Nice = GAY ????

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
9:17 am

I think Josie was reaching this morning

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
9:18 am

I’m looking from my window downtown and see only 3 cars

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
9:20 am

Do you guys see any correlation with the Gayest cities?

Well, considering that I did not see Dallas, TX on the list I’m gonna go with an affirmative NO. :roll:

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 21st, 2010
9:20 am

2CPTG – aww you know how to say what a lady likes to hear! :wink: I take it I would get my same royalties in the house, taking no shorts right?

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
9:20 am

Ut, I see 5 more cars, the Ernst & Young Building, the Hilton, Westin P’tree Plaza, Georgia Power, the christmas tree on top of Crawford Long Hospital…

not much to do this morning huh?

Simple Man!!!

December 21st, 2010
9:23 am

Whats up Blue??? You in the office today???

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
9:23 am

I’m listening to B98.5, looking at a box of gourmet coffee on my desk, have a stack of legal documents that should be reviewed before leaving, looking at an almost empty Starbucks cup, looking at the light flash on my laptop while I work from another keyboard and bigger screen…..

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:23 am

Damn Josie…. So Nice = GAY ????

Simple Man!!!…heeeeeellya

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
9:24 am

“I take it I would get my same royalties in the house, taking no shorts right?”

As T.I. said, “baby, you can have whatever you like!”

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
9:24 am

….and just answered a call from my dentist

TenderRoni

December 21st, 2010
9:25 am

I think it could be environment and how we were raised. I know growing up in the south, the whole ’southern hospitality’ was engrand in us, with the speaking to every person that pass by, helping the eldery cross the streets, knowing your neighbors.

I try to teach it to my daughter, but she says you have to watch out for folks these days…which is true!

@Josie…well just dayum

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
9:25 am

Good morning all.

In our city of transplants and natives, would you say that you meet chivalrous people often on the dating scene? In the city, not that often. :-(

I’m a people watcher so when out an about I pay attention to the whole package. Eye candy is eye candy and I indulge. While they smile and make eye contact, I make note of whether or not he opened the door, or kept it open for the person behind him, returned smiles or good mornings of people passing by before he approached me or simply passed my way.

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
9:26 am

…..and truly “gay” is everywhere nowadays

Simple Man!!!

December 21st, 2010
9:28 am

Demi @ 9:23

Thats cold!!!!

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
9:31 am

Geographically speaking, my travels are mostly throughout the caribbean and southern cities. I have been to Philly and Chitown and have to say Chicago felt somewhat southern in that BOTH men and women smiled on the street and said hello.

Philly the men just stared but didn’t speak, much like the women. Overall it felt like a cold city.

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:32 am

Delight23….WHEW…I was gonna stop holding doors and act lika “Plies” on these ladies, lol.

blue©

December 21st, 2010
9:33 am

@Sweet Pea – bitten by southern exposure – lol
@Celisea – stop looking out the window, will just make you wonder more why your in the office, lol
@Simple Man – heyyy, yep im in the office…

id agree, there is alot riding on how your taught, but still the standards seem to be different in different places…then once you’re grown, you adapt to your environmnet, no longer strictly what you were taught. i try to remember the manners my parents taught me, but everynow and then the native comes out and instead of holding polite conversation its “Leave me the HE!! alone!”

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
9:35 am

Blog monster alive and running :cry:

Demi – I need a little help here. I was trying to put my eyes back in the socket and accidentally put a CT lip where an eye is supposed to go. (how bout dat for a visual lol)

2C – I see you promising the moon, stars and kitchen sink to get Mo back in the house, but imma need you to spread all that love to those that have been true all this time…i.e ME! I mean, I didn’t know we would be able to take mini-vacays from the house at our leisure.

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:41 am

blue…stop frontin…you and legs are yorkers to core…I half expect some of y’all to start swinging blades at the start of the convo, lol

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
9:42 am

I think Atlanta is a chivalrous city in general, but I also agree with whoever said it doesn’t have much to do with the city, it starts in the home. Yes, in general, there are cities that seem to be friendlier and some that seem to be more rude than others. As for me, being from Cali, I had never even heard of the art of “mean-mugging” until I moved here 3 years ago. It’s impossible for me to mean mug, be rude or unfriendly, but I am not sure if that is because of the city I am from or just because of my personality. I’m 3rd generation native of California and my family is nice too, so go figure. I would aldo add that sometimes it can be attributed to one’s culture. My dad’s side is PR, so we’re just used to being friendly and generally welcoming, but, like most Latinos, that’s common, generally speaking.

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
9:43 am

“2C – I see you promising the moon, stars and kitchen sink to get Mo back in the house, but imma need you to spread all that love to those that have been true all this time…i.e ME! I mean, I didn’t know we would be able to take mini-vacays from the house at our leisure.”

Trust me, sweetie…loyalty will definetly be rewarded! wait’ll Sad’dy morning….just wait!

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
9:45 am

LOL @ 2C and Mo!

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
9:45 am

We in the South like to call it common courtesy, good manners or “Treat others the way you would like to be treated”! Come on down, y’all!!

Other than also being bigoted as hell, I can typically agree with this one. :lol:

Morning all. :)

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
9:46 am

LOL ARed! Well, tell us how you really feel. Lmao.