Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today's Romp Included Awkwardness at Starbucks

Went to Starbucks & opened the door for a man. He was visibly uncomfy & clumsily walked backwards behind me as I pulled back the door. He couldn't get access to the door handle because -- well, because I had it in my own hands. He sputtered a few garbled words as I said, "after you." He uttered, "Uh, oh, okay; thank you." If a man or woman wants to open the door for me; that's fine. If a man feels awkward or confused when a woman opens a door for him, that tells me that we hug our gender norms too tightly.

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