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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?

Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Blog

Chivalrous Guy in Atlanta

Chivalrous Guy in Atlanta


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392 comments Add your comment

Tired of the rude ones

December 21st, 2010
1:05 pm

What these study folks call chivalry I call just plain good manners. And the level of just plain good manners has been plummeting for years.

Here’s a few tips.

Get off your damn phones – its just rude when you are with someone else, standing at a counter ordering, or ignoring a clear moment when you are supposed to be exhibiting just plain good manners (holding a door, driving like a human being, etc).

Women – when someone, man or woman, holds the door for you the polite thing to do is say thank you. And just because you are a woman (or on your damn phone again), doesn’t mean it isn’t RUDE when you just let the door fall on the man. Screw you. That’s the kind of behavior, along with the lack of thank you’s that made us stop being courteous in the first place.

All genders – our litigious, politically-correct, and government-terror-induced society now means that I might not approach you to help you for fear of being charged with assault, actually being assaulted in return, sprayed with mace, etc. Civil society will require a re-emphasis on the civil portion, and a de-emphasis on the government portion and that trend is moving in the opposite direction fast.

All genders – I don’t care who you are or what your good intentions are, approaching me or anyone at night when its dark in a rapid or in any way questionable manner is just no longer wise. Please, if you want to render assistance, be galant, or otherwise chilvarous, please do so in a manner that makes everyone feel comfortable.

There is no reason for any of us to behave the way everyone on television or in politics behaves. We should set a higher standard.

Good job Atlanta, maybe your momma did raise you right.

Red

December 21st, 2010
1:10 pm

I Like Blue!!!!! :)

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
1:10 pm

Anybody watch Georgia Gang on Sunday moderated by Dick Williams.

I have watched it for years but I think Dick typifies southern whites….I think he is a rabid racist!

Melo!! how can you stomach that nonsense. Heck the only blacks on the panel are a lesbian and an “I’m not really black,” despite being obviously two-generations removed from slavery, Eunuch.

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
1:12 pm

Demi – ion even know buddy. We coulda been sitting pretty right about now. Now if we find some way to improve the already existing product, i’m sure that could brang in some mo dollahs ;-)

arlene

December 21st, 2010
1:17 pm

Enter your comments here

arlene

December 21st, 2010
1:18 pm

What is a CT?

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
1:19 pm

Arlene – What is a CT?

Of all the pages and posts this is what you grabbed? Cut it out regular….you know. Folks kill me.

Denise

December 21st, 2010
1:25 pm

yes, i’d say so. I’m in my mid-forties and recently started taking college classes last year. I noticed that the young men held the door open for me. (even the ones in baggy pants) they looked you in the eyes and said good morining even. I’d say more parents than not are doing a good job teaching good manners. By the way, I am from the south.

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
1:28 pm

Celisea…yeen got no patient for fools, lol

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
1:28 pm

They are giving out free gifts…just dial this number to set it up. 401-285-0070 I already received some items for my niece.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
1:30 pm

Celisea – Why do you even bother being the blog Shirlock Holmes? We’ve got trolls here. Let it ride. You give em way too much shine.

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
1:30 pm

Demigod – Celisea…yeen got no patient for fools, lol

LOL…these folks know, just want some air time. Heck just jump out there.

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
1:31 pm

Denise…or

1. yousa looker

2. there is something about you the commands that respect

I am thinking 1 and 2

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
1:31 pm

RANDOM: From USA Today

“…raise scrutiny for individual and small group policies that have slapped many consumers with soaring premiums.

The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday it will require rate increases of 10% or more to be publicly disclosed and reviewed to determine whether the hikes are reasonable.

The federal government will not have the authority to reject rate increases, but it will review them in states that do not already do so. If an increase is deemed unreasonable, the finding will be posted on websites for HHS and the insurer.”

TALKIN LOUD AND SAYING NATHANIEL! *SMH*

i'm swiss™

December 21st, 2010
1:32 pm

Nah, Slim… we’re not falling for that. We know that number is for 1-800 Dial-a-CT:lol:

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
1:33 pm

Celisea – Why do you even bother being the blog Shirlock Holmes? We’ve got trolls here. Let it ride. You give em way too much shine.

That’s right SHIRLEYlocks…what SlimNumeroUno said. :lol:

Delight23 ...Heading South for X-Mas

December 21st, 2010
1:34 pm

Nah, Slim… we’re not falling for that. We know that number is for 1-800 Dial-a-CT.

Hey, Jerry had his kids. Everybody’s got a cause.

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
1:39 pm

ARed – Celisea Why do you even bother being the blog Shirlock Holmes? We’ve got trolls here. Let it ride. You give em way too much shine.

Frankly I don’t see no more work than you make it your point to make certain you’re right (and really not as much as you believe) on EVERY ISSUE. Me poking holes is more light and fun and really no effort (if not less) than being the blog debater…really all issues ain’t that serious…really they’re not. Truthfully I ALWAYS wonder what do you add to yourself to always have to prove everybody wrong. Lighten up champ :)

Delight – I like Shirleylocks :)

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
1:40 pm

Swiss, that shake weight is the best tool for women everywhere…

women can now pleasure/stroke their mates longer than ever LOL

cba

December 21st, 2010
1:42 pm

Celisea, I really like reading your comments/posts. Your writing style comes across as a one on one conversation. No motives on my part, just an accessment.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
1:43 pm

Frankly I don’t see no more work than you make it your point to make certain you’re right (and really not as much as you believe) on EVERY ISSUE.

See, there’s really no point if you’re gonna be dramatic. Just like you don’t call out EVERY troll, I don’t try to state I’m right on EVERY ISSUE. Perhaps you need to lighten up, because at the very crux of this blog, it’s supposed to be a discussion at least.

So calm down and try again without the dramatics. K bye.

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
1:44 pm

Hi there cba, thanks. I don’t take your 1:42 to be no more than a compliment :)

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
1:44 pm

Truthfully I ALWAYS wonder

Oh, and perhaps you need another hobby. :lol: But hey, far be it from me to deny my fans. :lol:

Celisea

December 21st, 2010
1:47 pm

ARed – told ya…lighten up girlie. You should commission yourself once, to come on here and just “let” somebody else win…at least one. I mean you don’t actually “win” but just concede.

because at the very crux of this blog, it’s supposed to be a discussion at least.

and when I’m poking holes, I’m discussing. Lighten up, it’s the holidays :)

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
1:49 pm

‘We know that number is for 1-800 Dial-a-CT…’

swiss – i’m giving you the primetime slot because you’re one of our best contributors. Just for your caring heart, we’ll be presenting you with a free 10lb Shakeweight & head gear ;-)

kwiturbeliachin

December 21st, 2010
1:49 pm

Chivalry very antiquated term don’t think it fits. Most courteous city I would believe.
Where chivalry is defined as the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms…
courtesy: excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior. Although it seems to be dying out. Most Atlantan’s are not true southerners and have not been raised in the southern traditions so the do unto others but most people here to try to be courteous to one another.
generosity: readiness or liberality in giving. freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character. Some of the most closed minded people I have met have been here in Atlanta. Unless it is something that fits their agenda, hang up generosity it’s non-existent.
valor: boldness or determination in facing great danger, esp. in battle. Unless you are talking rush hour on the freeways where there is plenty of boldness and determination and courtesy went out the window there.
dexterity in arms: not sure that I would call it dexterity but idiots packin’ heat… just what the public needs just look at the media to know that!

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
1:51 pm

and when I’m poking holes, I’m discussing. Lighten up, it’s the holidays

Girl, I am light. You are the one typing in all caps and bold and stuff. Really, simmer down. :)

Celisea....ShirleyLocks

December 21st, 2010
1:54 pm

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
1:54 pm

I swear, sometimes y’all gals are a trip….

blue©

December 21st, 2010
1:59 pm

Shirleylocks – i lik that one, didnt read all the way back, what else have i missed? swiss – whats the take?

Celisea....ShirleyLocks

December 21st, 2010
1:59 pm

blue – Delight came up with that….I like!!

Celisea....ShirleyLocks

December 21st, 2010
2:00 pm

2Can – I swear, sometimes y’all gals are a trip….

Maybe I need to head back to the couch

Demigod

December 21st, 2010
2:01 pm

2…I was just thinking the same thing, lol

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
2:03 pm

“Maybe I need to head back to the couch”

ya know, I was thinkin’ that, but, I wanted you to simmer down a lil bit first….therapy only works with a clear head.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
2:04 pm

Anyone nerdy enough to get up this morning and watch the eclipse? I heard it was too overcast to see anything. :lol:

Celisea....ShirleyLocks

December 21st, 2010
2:04 pm

2 Can – I’m calm. A bit more couch time will help me get better

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
2:05 pm

“Anyone nerdy enough to get up this morning and watch the eclipse?”

damn sho wanted to…..

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
2:06 pm

Slim now stepping up to the podium with one of Brandy’s mesh-front wigs – couldn’t afford lace, with an Ipad in hand.

Hear ye, hear ye my fellow peasants…Can’t we all jus git along? I mean I have 5 stones and I haven’t even thrown one. Not to mention, I didn’t have sexual relations w/any of the other blog members prior to their probationary period. In closing, I would like it to go on the record that I didn’t inhale

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
2:06 pm

“A bit more couch time will help me get better”

I’m trynna tell ya!!!! couch time works wonders!

blue©

December 21st, 2010
2:07 pm

@Celisea/Delight – so Delight is the nickname lady? good to know

random: is it bad when the Tarot Card/Palm Reading lady seems unnerved by your reading, wont tell you what she “saw”, and gives you your money back?

Celisea....ShirleyLocks

December 21st, 2010
2:08 pm

Yeah, I just bet…doc

i'm swiss™

December 21st, 2010
2:09 pm

blue — Here’s what we learned today (so far):

1) ATL-liens have better manners than those d@mn yankees & hippies.

2) The south is the most bigoted place on earth, ever. (Of course it’s easy to feign tolerance when there’s nothing but other white folk around).

3) E’rry one of the blog ladies is getting a Shake Weight for Christmas.

There, I think you’re all caught up now.

:lol:

Rell - 99 problems

December 21st, 2010
2:10 pm

Anyone nerdy enough to get up this morning and watch the eclipse?”

- I was hoping UFO’s showed up :-) or the mayan mothership returned….

Celisea....ShirleyLocks

December 21st, 2010
2:10 pm

blue – yep, I’m sure she can come up with a good one

Melo!!

December 21st, 2010
2:11 pm

anybody nerdy to get up….?!

For Real and Slim had those plans yesterday but since he ain’t here,I’m assuming he drowned in Slim’s CT…..besides,I just heard popo

SlimNumeroUno

December 21st, 2010
2:17 pm

Melo you silly wabbit. For Real can’t drown…he has a world reknown world class advanced African American Dolphin.

AmazonRed™

December 21st, 2010
2:17 pm

2CPTG©--"that dude from da innanet"

December 21st, 2010
2:18 pm

Celisea, I’mma need for you to NOT doubt my healing abilities….shoot, if Tiy-E, can call himself a doctor, so can I!

now, c’mere and let me lay hands on you….

Mo (aka Moeisha)

December 21st, 2010
2:18 pm

Slim – LMBAO!!! Not the mesh front!! OMG!!

Melo!!

December 21st, 2010
2:18 pm

@Delight?

so the big black lady is lesbo and the black guy says he ain’t black??? Haven’t heard that coz he always expresses very pro black opinions.

..meant to say I heard popo sirens sounding out around and near Slim CT…..some foul went down!

…today,not many in the office…..

Porn time…,