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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Polly Plummer:
In my teens I was like the woman Piglet knew, and saw door-opening as an act of male condescension to a poor weak woman.

I've also seen it used as an act of dominance, male to male.

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Lamb Chopped
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Sure, it can be misused--but that's rare in my experience. When in doubt, put the best construction on it.

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Kaplan Corday
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quote:
Originally posted by Polly Plummer:

Since then I've mellowed a lot and am grateful for people who hold a door open, offer me a seat etc. without bothering whether it's because I'm female or (as I now am) oldish.

Just in the last year there have been a few instances in which schoolkids have offered me seats on public transport, which I accept gracefully to acknowledge their kindness, but which is utterly mystifying because I am not old and I don't look old - I DON"T, I DON"T, I TELL YOU!
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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
During the time I lived in Los Angeles I rode the buses regularly. There was one particular woman I would always see on one of the routes I took. She always would say "Thank you, Driver" when getting off the bus.

If she says "Thank you, Drive" (without the 'r') she was probably from South Wales!

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