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Gentlemanly INSTINCT in Action!


Friday, March 15, 2013

We travel a lot. We go camping mostly and along the way we stop at a lot of Walmarts. I have often commented that even though the store layouts are so similar, it is NOT STANDARD which side the women's restroom is placed on. If I'm tired and dopey from sitting in the car too long, or if I'm in a hurry from sitting in the car too long, I have to consciously pay attention to check the signs before I march into the facilities.
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Today I was in a hurry. The ladies' room at the front of the store was being remodeled so I had to hustle to the very back. So I was coming around the corner fast and expecting the women's bathroom to be on the left, so I was heading that way. Good thing I was still eight to ten feet away from the door I was originally aiming for, because the 20-ish man coming OUT of the men's room saw me approaching and held the door for me. I made a sheepish face and quickly veered to the right, scooting into the correct gender zone before we were both completely mortified.
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It just intrigued me that the habit of thoughtfulness and the INSTINCT to hold the door for a not-so-young woman pre-empted the concern of an absent-minded female approaching the wrong side! I got quite a chuckle out of it in private and a fresh reminder to slow down and double-check the sign!
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MAMASUDS 3/27/2013 3:08AM

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PRACHI17 3/19/2013 10:06PM

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ID_VANDAL 3/19/2013 6:45PM

    Well glad it turned out okay. I was once in the men's room in the Oakland Coliseum and a couple of women came in on purpose because the lines in the women's rooms was way too long. That was interesting but nobody seemed to get too flustered.

Wonder why sports arenas don't put in double the number or restrooms for women? Seems like the right thing to do.

Thanks for a smile.

Vandal

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/19/2013 9:31AM

    Someone raised him right! What a rarity these days! I honor him & those who raised him.

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DJ4HEALTH 3/16/2013 9:41PM

    I actually walking one because I had to go real bad and did not notice it until I was done and met a man in the restroom. Boy was my face red when I found out that I was in the wrong one. emoticon

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GRACIEC 3/16/2013 8:06PM

    Great little story! I love the humor of it!

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 3/16/2013 3:11PM

    Whew, close call and it is good for a chuckle emoticon . Mindfulness, it is so hard some times.

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NANCY- 3/16/2013 9:24AM

    That young man is wonderful. Amazing how a little kindness and thoughtfulness can do so much.
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RUNNINGOMA 3/16/2013 8:14AM

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KOSHIE1 3/15/2013 9:16PM

    AWwww.... that is SO sweet! Especially these days when so many are SO thoughtless!

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WATERMELLEN 3/15/2013 8:24PM

    This is pretty funny actually!!

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NITTINNANA 3/15/2013 7:13PM

    Have to agree with TRAVELGRRL- I've seen such a difference between SoCal and
Mid-MO!

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A-STRONGER-ME 3/15/2013 4:17PM

    Priceless!! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 3/15/2013 3:51PM

    We too travel a lot, and go camping a lot -- did I always know that about you and forget? Or NOT know it???

We stop at a lot of Walmarts too; in unfamiliar towns and cities it is SOOOO NICE to be able to find a Walmart for the doodad you are looking for.

Was this incident with the nice young man in the South? They seem to rear them gentler down here!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/15/2013 3:44PM

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JOYFULMOMTO5 3/15/2013 3:28PM

    emoticon what a gentleman! emoticon

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