Chivalry is not dead yet

Last evening, I went to do my grocery shopping straight after work given that shops are going to be shut on Christmas day and I had been putting off my shopping for a while. So anyway, I did my shopping and had about 7 bags. I took a few along with my handbag and diary upstairs and then came back for four more. Unfortunately, my choices weren’t great since these 4 bags had eggs and bread in one, 3 cartons of milk in another, and lemonade and cordial in one more. I succeeded in getting them out of the car and locking up the garage door without any problems.

Now, I live in a security block where you have a key to enter the building either through the back or front. I was struggling to find the right key on the keyring to open up the door at the back along with being careful with the bag having eggs when all of a sudden it sprung open. There was a guy (late teens or early 20s) who held open the door for me (never seen him before…probably lives in the building. Or not) I was pleasantly surprised but figured he may have needed to go out anyway and hence opened the door. But nope…he just opened the door for me and after I thanked him and he said ‘no worries’ he went out the front entrance of the building.

Made me think: chivalry isn’t dead yet.

And brought a smile to my face at the end of a tiring day.

In case you are wondering, I had no problem carrying the bags up one floor to my unit and since I hadn’t locked the door after the first time, it wasn’t difficult getting in.

Until next time,


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  • Titaxy
    December 24, 2009 at 6:34 am

    🙂 how nice!

  • Magali
    December 24, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Really sweet! I’ve had experiences like that… perked up my mood for the entire day!

  • Nu
    December 24, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Good Boy he is !

  • Richa
    December 24, 2009 at 7:22 am

    cute! Especially when a kid does that..I usually don’t expect the younger generation to be polite but then they surprise you..

  • Psych Babbler
    December 24, 2009 at 8:59 am

    @ Titaxy: Yeah… and he was kinda cute 🙂

    @ Mags: Smallest actions of kindness can make one’s day, eh?

    @ Nu: Yep…that he is….

    @ Richa: Yeah…I don’t expect that from most guys my age…so it was a nice surprise… 🙂

  • Prats
    December 24, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Loved your post…. Its great to know there are people who still believe in relevance of chivalry

  • BlueMist
    December 24, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Very nice 🙂

  • LadyinRed
    December 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    That’s nice to hear. I find most of young people these days are rude and intolerant, but to hear such a nice story like this makes me think “there’s hope!”

  • Mumbai Diva
    December 25, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

  • Matt Parker
    December 28, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    See see..There are wonderful and amazing good people like me! 😛

    Small things like these have the extreme power to bring joy and happiness. 😀 😀

    If you see him again,tell “Matt said Hi”,he will know what it means 😛

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