Re: [gardeners] Re: Forms of Address"

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 02 Jul 1998 14:52:51 -0600

At 02:27 PM 7/2/98 -0500, you wrote:
>My Great Grandmother I'm sure would thank you. She'd say it was hard work
>                                Allen.
>Catharine Vinson wrote:
>> Allen wrote:
>> > I have attempted to open doors for several flamming femanists
>> > who resented it and told me so in very clear terms that I was
demeaning them and
>> > implying that they couldn't make their way in the world without a mans
help. I
>> > appoligised for the offense.
>> These females  are/were hiding behind "feminism" as an excuse for
>> unforgivably bad manners. You owed them no apology; that you offered one
>> shows that your Great Grandmother did a fine job rearing you.
>> Catharine
I agree with Catharine.  Men and sometimes women open doors for me, and I
hold them open for others who are approaching.  I say "thank you" whether
it's a man or a woman holding the door, and I don't believe anyone has ever
failed to thank me for opening or holding open a door.  Margaret