I know that as a woman I should want to be considered equal to a man or have the same value as a man. In the end, I guess it all comes down to presentation and the ordering of your words. I am a valuable person, have value; have attributes, opinions, and knowledge to offer to people, society, and the world (mwah ahh ahh). I am serious though. I want to be viewed as a valuable individual and I want the person next to me to be treated the same regardless of race, class, ethnicity, age, etc. But! But, we know how our society loves distinction, divisions, and rankings. How else could one let others know, not only I am better than you, but I am by this much. I hope to see a day when we are what we bring to the table and not what people think we should be based on stereotypes and prejudice, but that’s just me.
Okay, okay, what does all that have to do with subways, etiquette, and chivalry you say? First of all, see (disclaimers section), because I’m long-winded and I digress/segue a lot. Anywho, I am a lady- most of the time (I’m talking figuratively- not literally…because I’m a real girl. Pinocchio I feel your pain). I do enjoy being treated as a lady. I think that I can be a lady and accept gestures and whatnot and still maintain equal individual status- make sense? Gents be good to me and proper, but do not think that you are smarter or better because you have twigs and berries, m’kay? Danke. Continue reading
Indulge me a moment and pretend that I am that inquisitive two-year old.
Actually, scratch that. There are just days that you have to ask that rhetorical why about anything that is irking the mess out of you. You ask because it is just beyond you and unfathomable that situations, actions and happenings continue to occur.
My why rant of the day centers around my dear frenemy, The Subway.
Just a few “Whys” I tapped out on my blackberry while commuting: Continue reading
I wonder if etiquette in general is dead? I’m not talking about cotillion-esque, pressed napkins, 4 forks-3 knives-10 spoons @ a setting kind of etiquette. I speak of consideration of others, manners, and generally respecting others space, rights, and everything in-between.
You never know what you are going to get when you get on the subway and begin your commute. Are you going to have a drama-free ride, where you do not have to throw down a gauntlet just to get a seat, or by the grace of goodness will you; avoid conflict, peculiar substances, and having to go toe-to-toe with your dubious neighbor? It’s almost a crapshoot when it comes to what your commute is going to be like. There are moments when it can end up being the most peaceful part of your day. I said moments, instances, something about as frequent as leap years. However, for most of us out there, we start out just trying to get to our destination in a timely fashion, which can be quite a feat.
Thus begins my Subway Series… ♥