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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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Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 21st, 2010
10:50 am

Celisea – I didnt grow up having to put a handle on certain folk names however I understand it.

Page1908 – Lil Mo calls certain folks by Aunt and Uncle so I get that too!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:56 am

Mo – Celisea – I didnt grow up having to put a handle on certain folk names however I understand it.

Just how we were raised. I remember getting the smack of a life time because my mom’s SIL was called “sister.” Well I didn’t really talk to the woman that much…gheesh. One day, my mom was giving her a rid him but stopped by the house to drop off the load of kids in the car, me being the youngest wanted to ride so mom was okay with that. Well, I’m what about 8 or 9 said “closed the door sister”…gheesh, you would have thought I cussed or something between my mama reaching across the back seat and her swinging. How was I to know to say “Aunt Sister”…what kind name is that….I thought?

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
10:57 am

ride home…sorry I was answer an email from my phone and blogging

i'm swiss™

December 21st, 2010
10:58 am

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

ARed — Oh, there are plenty of bigots outside the south. Maybe they just keep it hidden better. A lot of areas — particularly the North & Midwest are either almost all white or very segregated, from what I’ve seen, so the racist attitudes might not be as readily apparent. But trust me, I’ve been around others of my people in these areas when there are no minorities around and some of the most offensive stuff I’ve ever heard (and I grew up in rural GA, mind you) has come out of their mouths.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
10:59 am

I got the last good one!

:? Well the least you do is clone him or something… :roll:

:lol:

SexyCool

December 21st, 2010
10:59 am

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
11:00 am

Oh, there are plenty of bigots outside the south

Well duh. :lol:

But whether it’s overt or closeted, I think the south is the worst offender. Makes the most sense given our country’s history but sheesh.

Kyphosis

December 21st, 2010
11:01 am

@celisea…awww you not a good sport. Well my profile name is part of what i look like the next is macrocephalic and i have two of those :-) . I also have a layer of belly fat sitting in my lap right now. Both of my feet suffer from Hallux valgus. Now its your turn :-)

SexyCool

December 21st, 2010
11:02 am

Oddly enough, one of the most chivalrous man I have ever encountered was Shthead. Go figure…

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
11:04 am

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

Swiss, thats one way to put it!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
11:04 am

@celisea…awww you not a good sport.

Just let it be said….noooo, YOU ARE NOT A GOOD SPORT. Toughen up sport.

blue©

December 21st, 2010
11:06 am

@Celisea – is it bad that im also tempted to rig my desk somehow? they have a habit of going thru drawers and what not, just wanna fill one with those pop out snakes – you know the ones they put in the can, you oepn it and they all pop out…got a visual in my head of one of em opening the drawer and they’re everywhere….

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
11:07 am

blue – @Celisea – is it bad that im also tempted to rig my desk somehow? they have a habit of going thru drawers and what not, just wanna fill one with those pop out snakes – you know the ones they put in the can, you oepn it and they all pop out…got a visual in my head of one of em opening the drawer and they’re everywhere….

Ummmm, yeah that might not be such a good idea….LOL No desk rigging please ma’am!

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
11:09 am

SexyCool…soooooo, everytime some random dude display some gentlemen like quailtes…he is reduce to Shthead…so not cool.

blue©

December 21st, 2010
11:09 am

@Celisea – did you just call me ma’am? lol

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
11:10 am

blue – Celisea – did you just call me ma’am? lol

sorry lady….tee hee hee

i'm swiss™

December 21st, 2010
11:11 am

ARed — Eh, maybe. It’s definitely more overt in the south, no doubt about that — and the history is certainly more violent. But if we’re talking present day, I don’t think there’s as big a difference as a lot of people would want you to believe. A lot of non-southerners like to say they’re totally cool with other races — and yet they’re almost never around anything but other white folks. Let little Suzie bring home a black dude to marry & see how cool they are. :lol: Just sayin’… In the south, there are lots of racists — and outside the south, there are lots of closet racists…

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
11:11 am

SexyCool

December 21st, 2010
11:12 am

And speaking of *Social Experiments*, I was really into that ABC show “What Would You Do?” until I realized that ALL of the experiments are shot from the viewpoint of Caucasian folks.

You never see any of the scenarios set up in urban areas. Yeah, sometimes, the actors that they use are of different races and/or nationalities, but rarely the respondents.

I lost interest and no longer watch the show.

SexyCool

December 21st, 2010
11:13 am

Demi – whatthefck were YOU reading? Who said that sht? FOR REAL?!?!?! Wow.

Boy stop.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
11:15 am

swiss – We’ll agree to disagree then. :)

Yes, it’s everywhere, but the fact that things like interracial marriages thrive in some areas more than others shows which areas are more tolerant, even if the topic still makes people uncomfortable personally.

Melo!!

December 21st, 2010
11:20 am

Shthead?

this man’s ears are always ringing coz u font stop harping on him…..was s3x with him that mind blowing to make such a lasting impression?

poor and pity to Mr. TheDude! :???:

good men come last, I guess!

Is chivalry a term associated just with man manners?
….gentlemanly etc

well,convention bookers like Atlanta for the numerous bootaay clubs as well so I guess Atlanta has hospitality and chivalry on lock,either way!

Way to go deerty south!

way!

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
11:22 am

SexyCool…I gotta make sure beh, words have double meaning nowadays.

and how are you?

Sweet Pea

December 21st, 2010
11:23 am

@ARed~I agree with your post.

I initially would speak to everyone when eye contact was made in close distance when I relocated here, and the response would either be verbally, shifting of eyes to look the other way, or a baffled expression…LOL I conformed as well after feeling it was the norm. I asked others about this, and I was told most are transplants and not natives. Now 20 years later, I started back speaking and the response is either a verbal response, smile, or still I don’t know you look so it’s a mixed bag like someone posted yesterday.

I just hope that whenever there is a person in need, there will be compassion shown to help another person out.

Due to the change in our culture/society, people are apprehensive about doing anything because of the “what ifs” instead of just doing it…IMO

The What Would You Do series is something that shows what a person(s) would do in the time of need, etc…..they did a segment on a woman that was in need of help that was overweight and one that was slender….most men helped the one that was slender….So superficial I say!

Melo!!

December 21st, 2010
11:23 am

Hey Mr Demi!

we need to schedule a bootey club visit together boy!

nice to see ya and Happy holidays!

Sweet Pea

December 21st, 2010
11:24 am

sorry….ARed’s uhhhhhh 10:32 post

i'm swiss™

December 21st, 2010
11:24 am

ARed — I agree with you there. I just think it’s less a regional thing and more a rural vs. urban thing. I think people who live in dense population centers tend to be more tolerant (they pretty much have to be because they’re surrounded by all kinds of different folks every day), whereas rural folks tend to be a little scary (regardless of region).

But it’s all good. We can agree to disagree — I’ve just got to stick up for my fellow non-inbred, non-retarded southerners… ;-)

SexyCool

December 21st, 2010
11:26 am

And quite frankly, the point that I was going to go further and make with that is that just because a person demonstrates *good* behavior, it does not necessarily make him a *good* person, nor does it mean that this person doesn’t have good in them.

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
11:29 am

Way to go deerty south!

LOL LMAO!!!

Sup Melo!!

SexyCool

December 21st, 2010
11:30 am

Melo – Kick rocks.

SexyCool

December 21st, 2010
11:31 am

Demi – I’m good. Need to see your face soon.

jimjones

December 21st, 2010
11:31 am

Why should chivalry matter? Isn’t chivalry just an antiquated ideal? I can see maybe helping the old man, but why help the woman? I mean, isn’t helping her just a slap in the face of equality? I should think any self respecting, contemporary, woman would take this as an insult. She shouldn’t expect outside help any more than any man expects help. This only proves that Atlanta (read:”the deep south”), more than any other large city, really is living in the past.

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
11:34 am

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.

Kudos Dan/Celisea :!: If I knew how to do the applauding emoticon I’d insert it. :-) I feel the same way. It has nothing to do with age.

Celisea I’m with you on the “yes” vs “yeah” thing. Ugh, just laziness that irks me. The word is “yes”…”YES”.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
11:34 am

I just think it’s less a regional thing and more a rural vs. urban thing.

swiss – You’re wearing the captain obvious cape today. If you had to name a region though, it would be the south. The fact that overt bigotry can even be tolerated speaks volumes too.

abc

December 21st, 2010
11:35 am

Some aspects of the past are good things, and manners is one of them. Equality, my foot. It isn’t about equality; and such equality is a fallacy and a myth, anyway. It’s not about equality, it’s about fairness. Equality doesn’t factor into it much.

I’m pleased that Atlanta fared well in the survey. I do think it’s an aspect of being in the South vs. other regions of the country. The South having better manners in general, when compared to the rest of the country, speaks very well of the South.

Sweet Pea

December 21st, 2010
11:36 am

@SC~11:12am post….I didn’t know that.

Maybe we should write in and suggest it to see what happens!

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
11:36 am

ARed — Oh, there are plenty of bigots outside the south. Maybe they just keep it hidden better.

i’m swiss™ that’s why I take the stance that I do…cut me to my face, don’t stab me in my back.

abc

December 21st, 2010
11:38 am

And you’d better believe that Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas are far more racist than the South could ever even dream of being.

Carol

December 21st, 2010
11:38 am

Enter your comments here… My boyfriend took off his socks after he warmed them up and gave them to me because my feet were cold. Of course they were too big, not very smelly (he has clean feet) I thought is was very sweet!

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
11:39 am

Delight – Your 11:34. I so wish more of our children were trained. It may not seem like would be very effective in other areas of life but I think having the most basic manners just goes a long way. I was in traffic court the other week and no the judge is not GOD but it made a world of different in his reaction to those that knew how to approach and address…”huh, yeah, naw” versus “sir(?), yes, no”…..somebody stepped up said “good morning your highness” of course THE ENTIRE COURT ROOM almost passed out from laughter. Even the judge had to laugh. Quite apparent though, those that had been groomed and if not groomed enough to know by the time they took the podium to follow suit

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
11:39 am

Oh, there are plenty of bigots outside the south. Maybe they just keep it hidden better.

Again, no shiit. No one is saying it ONLY exists in the south. Folks get soooo defensive. :?

i'm swiss™

December 21st, 2010
11:39 am

“You’re wearing the captain obvious cape today”

ARed — Have you been spying on me? Did you notice I also wore my Captain Obvious Banana Man-Thong? ;-)

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
11:40 am

And you’d better believe that Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas are far more racist than the South could ever even dream of being.

Yeah, and only 12 people live in those states. :lol:

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
11:41 am

Did you notice I also wore my Captain Obvious Banana Man-Thong?

:lol:

I did notice, and I’m trying hard to avoid eye contact with you today!!! :lol:

abc

December 21st, 2010
11:41 am

I would say that compared to the Midwest, and places like Texas, racism in the South is nearly non-existent — strictly speaking from a comparative perspective. The difference is really that pronounced.

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
11:42 am

The fact that overt bigotry can even be tolerated speaks volumes too.

ARed, so does the fact that so many continue to be shocked that “in this day and age” outrageous stories of hatred and bigotry continue to make the news because of this false sense of security and progressive tolerance perpetrated by the hidden racism, which is worse because it festers un-checked.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
11:44 am

Delight23 – We should be shocked…outraged too.

And I’m not even talking about just racism either.

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
11:44 am

Yeah, and only 12 people live in those states.

um, brother-cousins only count once… :P

Melo!!

December 21st, 2010
11:44 am

One woman’s bad boy or playa is another woman’s phat cootie pounder and well deserved and timely cob web scratcher!

so take ‘bad’(u ladies!) :lol: with a pinch of salt.

abc

December 21st, 2010
11:46 am

I think the populations of Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska are something like 3 million each; I’d expect the Dakotas to be considerably less, especially North Dakota. They’re overwhelmingly white, and conservative in the sense of what conservatism used to be. Schools are great, unemployment is low, standard of living is average, and racism is very, very pronounced.

I think that one could reasonably say that in areas where AA population is under 10% (or even under 5%, as in many places in the Midwest and New England) racism is much more severe. Shoot, in Maine it’s Indians that bear the brunt of racism — there aren’t enough black people there to bother discriminating against!

Ahem. That’s meant to be a joke. But, it’s rather true.