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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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AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
9:47 am

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

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You’ve got me hollering up in here!!!!

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
9:48 am

LOL @ Slim’s camel toe.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
9:48 am

Page! Back again today I see!

You know us west coasters, we may not be the most friendly, but we are pretty on some tolerance. :lol:

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
9:48 am

*pretty good, I mean

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
9:49 am

It’s impossible for me to mean mug, be rude or unfriendly…

Page, how short is your memory…you use to mean mug and kick rocks at demi’s busted civic back in the days…I am hurt

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
9:49 am

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

(Slim now having visions of diamond-shaped sugar plums dancing in her head) :-D

Demi – You so krazy!!

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
9:50 am

@Celisea – stop looking out the window, will just make you wonder more why your in the office, lol

:lol: blue. I was trying to find a nice way to say “quit counting cars woman!”

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
9:52 am

LOL ARed! Ok, so it’s tolerance then, you may be right. LOL @ Demi! I learned how to do a virtual mean-mug from this very blog, but I could never pull it off in person. LOL

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 21st, 2010
9:54 am

Slim – (mean mugging) see I thought we were cool, gwine on now this here is ‘tween me and 2CPTG. He knows he was a lil foul…….:smile:

And I cant help but lmao @ ‘I was trying to put my eyes back in the socket and accidentally put a CT lip where an eye is supposed to go’

Hey Page1908

blue – you are right on with your post. I can remember going to college and how you learn how some things are not the norm for everybody. Saying excuse me, speaking to people (saying good morning/evening), addressing people Mrs/Mrs/Ms or yes sir/ma’am..I thought everybody did some if not most of these, clearly that was not the case! But its cool, like you said you go with what you are taught and tweak some (if need be) based on where you are.

Simple Man!!!

December 21st, 2010
9:57 am

Whats Good Ared….How have you been???

AM

December 21st, 2010
9:58 am

Most of the people that stopped to help me when in need in Atlanta were black people.

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
9:59 am

Mo -we are still cool…dis actually tween 2C & Me. I have to reel him in at times because he gets caught up in that whole chase thang when I’m here day in and day out, sewing up all the holes in the cro tch of his boxer briefs. Yeah, we’re still having that issue. I told him he ought to just go commando because we can’t keep going out buying drawers all the time. Now that I think about it, you need to get your butt back to the house because that thang is just too much for us to handle. The CT needs about 6weeks to heal up :lol: :oops:

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
10:00 am

@Mo- that made me remember something. Now, one thing I do NOT do is call anyone ma’am or sir and I HATE when anyone calls me a ma’am. A ma’am to me is like calling someone old and that is not good. LOL. Like, last month I attempted to call my mom a ma’am to see what she would say and she was like “what? I’m old, so don’t call me ma’am”! LOL

Also, I say “what” 24/7. So, if someone calls my name, I’m like “what”? I have been told that this is an absolute no-no here in the South, but oh well. I say what to my parents, everyone. I guess that can been looked at as a regional thing, I don’t know, but I had never heard of that before I moved here. *shrug*

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
10:02 am

AmazonRed…oddly, I get along quite well with y’all layed back ladies of the west…but I do love my venomous ladies of the north too…Hey a Demi needs love too..since Ive been away for sooooo long and you’re wearing heels, can I get a hug?

blue©

December 21st, 2010
10:05 am

@Demigod – me? nawww, Leggs maybe, but not me lol…(wondering know if i need a PR rep, apparently first impression on Demigod was “less than friendly”….) lolol
@Delight – “quit counting cars woman!” – exactly! LOL
Other than also being bigoted as hell – see now, wont find that in NYC, lmao
@Mo – yeah, been learning that once we started down this way. NC is a lot friendlier than NYC, but around the bases there its like a whole other etiquiette set and all too, then get to Georgia and its even more different than what im used to…i’ll admit, sometimes its hard to blend in lol

Dan - Simply...Superior

December 21st, 2010
10:08 am

@Page

It’s a sign of respect “yes ma’am/sir”, “no ma’am/sir”.

It’s also reflexive, you’re trained like a indoor pet (newpapers across the nose and all) since birth to say that to strangers.

It’s Southern tradition.

Priapism

December 21st, 2010
10:09 am

Sup demi long time

chivarly is never DEAD its part of society..

Ready for the weekend

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
10:10 am

oddly, I get along quite well with y’all layed back ladies of the west…

@Demi – Well, it’s kinda hard to NOT get along with someone who’s laid back…don’t you think? :lol:

Hiya SimpleMan!

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
10:12 am

@Dan- yes, I get that now.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 21st, 2010
10:13 am

Slim – LMAO!! Oh I dont do sewing and thangs! 2CPTG will have to have a budget for drawers for all that!!

Page1908 – my parents NEVER made us say sir/ma’am but I have some friends whose parents would dayum near choke’em if they didnt. I dont like to be called ma’am either. As for the ‘what’, you are right, a straight no-no. That will get you choked up in Mo’s folk house, LOL!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:14 am

blue & Delight Ya’ll know how it is. I’m counting down the minutes and since I can’t count sheep, cars will just have to do :) I will though however get a bit of work done. Want all papers removed and tucked away before exiting today!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:15 am

Priapism – is a persistent, usually painful, erection that lasts for more than four hours and occurs without sexual stimulation.

PriapismUmmm, you okay?

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:18 am

I was raised saying yes sir/ma’am and still do with it my mom. My daughter says it as well. She almost look out of place when she’s talking to strangers and says “yes” because it’s not how she’s raised. She knows it a part of her to answer adults with ma’am/sir AND she’s got to put a handle ahead of adult names…can’t just say Mary or Sue, for her it’s “Ms/Mr” so and so

Priapism

December 21st, 2010
10:18 am

@celisea…yes i am fine….thanks for looking that up for everyone…LMAO…you are smarter than a fith grader :-)

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
10:20 am

LOL Mo! Well, I don’t want to get choked, so I’ll conform no problem. LOL Once, some dude told me that I would not be welcomed in his family’s house because I don’t like sweet tea! LOL! I was like “well, I don’t like sweet tea, don’t you guys have regular tea? He was like “you mean UNsweet tea? Hell no”! LOL

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:20 am

Priapism – @celisea…yes i am fine….thanks for looking that up for everyone…LMAO…you are smarter than a fith grader

I’d hope so…smarter than a fifth grader that is…just looking out. I mean I can’t help get it down but I can make a couple of recommendations. I see you’re good though.

blue©

December 21st, 2010
10:20 am

@Page/Mo – im not used to the whole sir/ma’am thing either…thats gotten some of my kids friends in trouble, cause we dotn enforce that at our place, their parents come to get them and they get caught slacking on the titles, parents look like their just waiting for me to close the door to hem them up, lol. but yeah that whole “What” thing woulda got me knocked out, lmao
@Celisea – awww go ahead and count down. im counting down too, 2 more days, and yes my “wtf ever” mood has set in…
@Celisea@Priapism – i was thinking the same thing, thats a moniker i did not see coming, lol

Priapism

December 21st, 2010
10:21 am

I mean I can’t help get it down

…lol

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:21 am

blue – i was thinking the same thing, thats a moniker i did not see coming, lol

LOLOL….You think this is indicative to what sort of day lies ahead? On the blog that is? I say let’s shake things up a bit!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:22 am

Sweet Pea

December 21st, 2010
10:22 am

@Page1908~I’m like “what”? I have been told that this is an absolute no-no here in the South, but oh well. I say what to my parents, everyone. I guess that can been looked at as a regional thing.

It’s a regional thing as it comes across as being rude at least that is what I was taught and have instilled the same in my kids when they answer with, “What”. I’m not that harsh when they don’t say maam or sir as long as they’re being polite by saying yes and no in a friendly manner.

@Delight~*spit*…I don’t like your kind…*spit*

The visual of that has me rolling! However, you are right as I’d rather know that you don’t like me up front as oppose to you throwing daggers in my back!

@Ared~Other than also being bigoted as hell.

hmmmmmm sounds like it’s either my way, may say, or the highway as your opinion don’t count kind of folks while they tell you you are going to hell with the fire and brimstone message! SMH I am originally from Florida and have always been a liberal type of girl!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:23 am

blue – and yes my “wtf ever” mood has set in…

I secretly might feel this way but I can’t let that surface. I need to come back after the holidays…to pay bills

Page1908

December 21st, 2010
10:24 am

LOL Celisea! That’s another thing I can’t get down with…saying Ms. Mary or Mr. Leroy. LOL Why not just use their last name and say Ms. Jenkins or whatever.

Another thing that I do is that on my dad’s side, we call everyone Aunt so and so or Uncle so and so, etc. But on my mom’s side, we just call everyone by their names. I guess that is something when you have two different cultures, but I’m just used to it. *shrug*

Coitus

December 21st, 2010
10:25 am

I say let’s shake things up a bit!

- well @Celisea lets go :-)

blue©

December 21st, 2010
10:26 am

@Celisea – yeah, i could see that….idk…manager called me yesterday (their on vacation already) asking that i please label any projects that im leaving behind on my desk….well thats already done, cause im not a complete @ss…but now since they wasted my time calling me, im telpted to go back and rip all the labels off….

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
10:26 am

I dont like to be called ma’am either

Page/Mo…how about WOMAN…like:

Woman, get my coffee…NOW!!!

LOL

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
10:32 am

I am the product of a Yankee and a southerner and raised in the west. I didn’t grow up using “sir and ma’am,” but I did learn proper etiquette. Adults were called by Ms or Mr. “lastname” until approval was given to call them something differently. I was taught to speak to folks, say please and thank you, to look folks in the eye, how to use place settings properly, etc.

But with nature, also comes nurture and you also can be influenced by your enviornment. A lot of stuff I’ve learned, doesn’t mean I do to this day. I don’t speak someone just becuase they are there, I’ll pass folks on the street all the time… In L.A. it was typical to do that. When I got to college, a lot of black folks complained how we would pass each other without speaking. I figured they must not be from around here, though everyone pretty much was. :lol:

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:32 am

Page1908 – LOL Celisea! That’s another thing I can’t get down with…saying Ms. Mary or Mr. Leroy. LOL Why not just use their last name and say Ms. Jenkins or whatever.

Yes girl, my daughter will be 16 early next year and she’s like Ms.(first name), allll day…LOL

Coitus/Priapism – I say let’s shake things up a bit!

You can’t fool me…I know what Coitus means…ha!

blue – but now since they wasted my time calling me, im telpted to go back and rip all the labels off….

That is fuuuuneeee…I say do it

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:33 am

Coitus/Priapism – Shake things up? You lead and I’ll follow….go!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:35 am

Okay, some the posts labeled with exclamation points might be attributed to too much caffeine….as well as knowing I ain’t up in this joint no more after today til next week.

:)
:)
:)

robert

December 21st, 2010
10:35 am

I once saw a fat woman push an old lady out of the way so she could get on MARTA before the doors closed. when everyone looked at her horrified, she told them that ‘the lord helps those who help themselves’. what a disgusting place we live in.

LKC

December 21st, 2010
10:37 am

I was walking through the ATL the other morning and one of the moving sidewalks was not working and a lady was struggling trying to carry her suitcase (no wheels) and a gentleman asked if he could help her. She looked so relieved as he picked up the suitcase and I heard him ask her which concourse she was headed to. It was very touching since she was clearly struggling with the suitcase.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
10:37 am

Donkey Punch

December 21st, 2010
10:43 am

@celisea….lol, ok cool. Describe yourself for the men readership :-)

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:45 am

Donkey Punch – @celisea….lol, ok cool. Describe yourself for the men readership

Why I gotta describe myself? You go first.

i'm swiss™

December 21st, 2010
10:45 am

Morning all…

On topic:

So… The little experiment showed, basically, that there are more a-holes in San Fran, L.A., Chicago & New York than in ATL? Shocking!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:45 am

You ain’t who I think you are…are you?

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:45 am

Shoot, I ain’t on display either….for the men

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
10:46 am

Priapism…knockin dem out the park, uh?

Cat mama

December 21st, 2010
10:49 am

I don’t believe chivalry has anything to do being from north or south. I am a Georgia native and my husband is from Pittsburgh, PA. He always tries to help anyone he can and he has given me a monthly anniversary gift on the 3rd of the month. That’s when we got married. I got the last good one!