I went to Target the other day...I can't remember why. There probably wasn't a reason, and seriously...do I really need one? ;)
Anywho....I walked up to the door. You know, the automatic sliding ones. This man is walking up at the same time, but instead of walking through the doors, he stops. I look at him with a bewildered look on my face, thinking "come on dude, the doors open for you." Turns out he wasn't crazy...just chivalrous...
He stopped, made a sweeping motion toward the door with his hand and said, "Here, let me get that door for you."
I laughed a little, said "thank you" and walked on in. Then from behind me I heard him say, to no one in particular...
"They make it impossible to be a gentleman anymore."
I literally stopped and looked back at him...he had moved on and wasn't even talking to me anymore, but I was so shocked and, literally, halted by what he said.
They make it impossible to be a gentleman anymore.
Really? Did society and technology and innovation take away their chances to be polite, chivalrous, and just...well, manly?
Doors open themselves.
Roadside assistance is a phone call away.
Valet's open car doors.
Movers lift heavy boxes.
The lady (or man...I can never tell) at Wal-Mart fixes my car.
So have we taken away their opportunities to serve us in those small but huge ways?
I think that, just maybe...we have.
Understand that I'm not justifying the selfish, stupid actions of guys who are flat out jerks. That's not ok....uncool....unattractive....stupid.
A few months ago I heard Mrs. Beth :) talk about how just like it's the heart of every girl to be the heroine, the princess, the "it" girl in the happy ending...it's the heart of every boy and man to be the hero, to save the day, the hour...or even just the moment. So I'm wondering...
Are we stealing their chances?
Of course guys can still get creative and find a way...but here's my question:
In all of our technological progress, are we pushing away the possibility of an uprising of strong, Godly, servant-hearted men?
My mind and heart have been reeling about this for days...so, your thoughts-
Share them with me :)