I use the same rules on elevators that I use on the subway. Every person for themselves. When there is a lot of people involved, I find it more polite to everyone to just get out of the way rather than trying to be a gentelman. Doing so can create jams and ackwardness.
I will usually let ladies sit on the subway, unless I am coming back during "rush hour" when you are often on for at least an hour or more.
Yea, I agree Moses. I dont ever give up my seat, unless its to someone who could really use it, like you described. I will remain standing though if there are a ton of people on. It really depends on the situation.
In crowded situations such etiquette can backfire and cause delays that irritate everybody involved. The best bet is to simply take your turn.
The real problem I encounter with elevators is when I'm trying to get out. The doors open and people waiting to get on try to enter an already full space before anybody exits. Things can get kinda pushy then.
Member of the B&B 2011 Rudy Vey custom Brush Buy
I gave to Soap For Hope
I survived the 2011 B&B Upgrade
A gentleman offers his seat to a lady, regardless of her condition. This is an interesting thread. Maybe we need to start a new thread on manners.
But really, that is perhaps for another thread, as this one is about the specialized category of elevator etiquette.
Speaking of which....
It has been a little while. And I don't remember where the one a month or two was anyway. Might have been SMF. I have to admit I get confused sometimes.This is an interesting thread. Maybe we need to start a new thread on manners.
So maybe it would be not a bad idea, to discuss points like the above.
GOOD LORD RANDY!!! Don't call me that! I've not been teased about my accent for four years now through law school out west, and work in NYC, and been DAMNED PROUD OF IT, to have my southerness questioned by someone who can't hear me talking. Sure, I'm not from the deep south, but from southern VA, with both parents from Vaguely the Raleigh area. In my admittedly short 27 years, I've NEVER had anyone suggest I was a D***ed Yankee (no offense to you all from the North). Or question whether I was a gentleman, either.
I WAS raised to have manners! Now you have gone and insulted my Mama too. And you did NOT want to do that. She raised my to respect women, my elders, and everyone else who should be respected. But she also raised me to 1) ask questions, and 2) RESPECT women.
Edit: Oh yeah. Almost forgot to mention that I started another thread for discussion of the underlying question. Got a little hot under the collar there....