and yes, in some places it is
but not totally
(ps, when i google image searched "chivalry", this is one of the pictures to pop up. and i am ok with that. because Charade is one of the best movies ever made. and cary grant is ALWAYS the correct answer:
who is the most charming man to ever walk the earth? should a guy wear a suit to a daytime wedding? how about to a nice dinner? are cleft chins attractive? would you like some cheese on your pasta miss? )
i think as a sgm girl, i am spoiled rotten. i don't think i have opened a door in one of our boys company in about 5 years. they always offer to drive (YES!) and walk us to our cars. i came to expect that the rest of the world was not so thoughtful...
but since then, i have gotten to know some of my male co-workers. we walked through the studio (where there is a door every 10 feet) and i didn't open A SINGLE ONE. NOT ONE.
Today at Auto Zone i bought some oil treatment that i just pour into the oil reservoir. In the 3 minutes it took for me to pour, 5 men asked if i needed help. i smiled sweetly and thanked them, but let them know i was fine. (the hood of my car was protecting me from the arctic wind, so i was actually better off...)
that is one of the perks of living in the south... gentlemen are everywhere