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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

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I'm so sorry to hear that. I definitely wouldn't have just walked away!

I would have had a good laugh first.
You are selfish bstard!



You should have recorded the scene aswell and share with us!



Posted from a cave, where are all the real men are.



PS: where are the real women who are not groaning like pigs and who don't blame the men for their own failures??



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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

I don't think this has anything to do with gender. I know plenty of men who would have stopped to help you. My husband for sure would have. I think there are just so many people who just don't care, men and women and can walk or drive past and they just don't have it in them to stop.

I have a farmer in my village who says we can get milk from his farm whenever we need because one day one of his cows escaped and was walking towards a very busy road. Other cars just drove past, as if seeing a cow on the sidewalk was normal. We stopped. This is just who we are. It was pouring with rain and we had to wait an hour outside for the situation to be under control.

I have stopped to help a child who fell off a bicycle, her friends were there but I could see the situatino was not under control. I have helped lost children, I helped a woman who locked her keys in the car with her kids in the car and I have picked up dogs that have wandered away from home. These are the few that I can think of immediately. I just don't know how to walk away.

Having also taken a fall years ago with my dogs in the park I also noticed how many people just walked by. It was in Japan and I attributed being ignored to the fact that I was clearly a foreigner and they were afraid to approach me. One day in Japan we saw a Japanese man who had fallen on the sidewalk and absolutely no one stopped to help him which made me look at my incident in a different light.

I do think there are still caring people out there, you were just unlucky. Hope your thumb isn't broken.
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

I predict that thread will create a lot of smoke....



And I will agree with you, that chivalry is gone, lost, done, dead. I think the only one to be blame are those who put it in the grave and those who keep walking on that grave.

Someone who puff smoke in your face, doesn't help you when you fall, open the door in your face, get annoyed when kids are around, can't respect other people around have a lack of courtesy, respect and tolerance. It isn't about chivalry but about just plain courtesy. And courtesy doesn't have a gender.

Courtesy got killed in the same time of the legendary chivalry.

Those who still practice courtesy and chivalry are now rare birds.
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PS: where are the real women who are not groaning like a pig and who don't put the blame on their own failure onto the opposite gender's population?
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Sorry Corse but could you kindly re-write that last sentence ? I haven't the faintest idea what you mean to say
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Sorry Corse but could you kindly re-write that last sentence ? I haven't the faintest idea what you mean to say
Nah, don't worry about it. It's just a post, made by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing...
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...or chivalry is really dead?
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Yesterday i was walking my dog when my ankle gave away and i was flat on my face in the middle of the street.
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And in my opinion the world could use a little more respect in it. End of rant.
You might want to have a word with your dog, too

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Sorry Corse but could you kindly re-write that last sentence ? I haven't the faintest idea what you mean to say
That's because of women-
Where are the REAL WOMEN? I am writing a poor sentence and none of them save me from embarassment!



YES!! that actually works good! blaming the opposite gender for no real reasons!!!
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Old 06.02.2011, 19:06
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You might want to have a word with your dog, too

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is that a REAL MALE or a female dog?
It does matters for finding who to blame for her fall!!
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Where are the REAL WOMEN?
Hanging round the REAL MEN.

... which would explain why you've never met any.
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

I'm not saying one jerk makes all men jerks at all... But that just reminded me of this morning, I went to famous and lovely Sunday market in Divonne with my 4yr old, walk around and get some fresh market food. A very well dressed, respectful looking gentleman, in his 70s, walked into me, hit me really hard, pushed me on the side while also pushing his little wife to the side at the same time, and yelled "salope" at me. I was there alone and had a kiddo with me, so didn't want to cause a ruccus, plus my language probably wouldn't be good enough to tell him to get lost. But some things just make me wonder...I was assaulted back home, at night, after a gig, at a dodgy area but aside of that, things like that never happened to me back in CZ, nor UK, nor US or Germany, maybe I was just lucky.
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A very well dressed, respectful looking gentleman, in his 70s, walked into me, hit me really hard, pushed me on the side while also pushing his little wife to the side at the same time, and yelled "salope" at me. ... things like that never happened to me back in CZ, nor UK, nor US or Germany, maybe I was just lucky.
I suspect it's francophones.
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

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Hang on... we're drawing all these sociological conclusions from the selfish behaviour of one man?

I understand there's a few million of them in this country. I doubt they're all selfish, inconsiderate oafs.

At least, not outside Zurich.
It was you, wasn't it.
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It was you, wasn't it.
Rumbled.

In my defence, though, my bratwurst was getting cold.
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

You know, I kinda think it is a gender issue...Call me old fashioned fart, but I do have certain expectations, since guys seem to be better at some things, chicks with others. Jumping to a lady in need and offering hand to stand up seems to be a gesture for a nice strong guy to do, I know it is corny, but I would expect that. Rather than some mama who is running home both arms full of Denner groceries thinking about her dinner already. I help chicks and boys equally, too. I know it is stereotyping, but whatever. So, while we are saying give girls and boys same opportunities, let's not forget they might be better equipped performing some physical tasks.....ehm.
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Maybe I am old fashioned but I do love when men open doors for me, saying hello to me first, or taking heavy bags from me. Not because I am less capable but these little acts of kindness shows respect. And in my opinion the world could use a little more respect in it. End of rant.
And where are the real women who would do my washing, cleaning, cooking?

You can't expect the guys to treat you like we're in the fifties when women don't treat men like they did in the fifties...

Your incident showed lack of consideration which is also sign of the times but was not a gender issue.
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Re: Where are the REAL MEN?

When I had my fall in November, in which I fell flat on my face fracturing my nose - I was not a pretty site. 4 people stopped and one went straight into the shop that I fell outside to see if they could help as I was bleeding heavily. The guy in the shop was not interested in the slightest
A taxi driver stopped straight away and helped me into his cab - and rushed me to the ER.
When Mr S tried to thrust cash in his hand he would not take anything and said he was glad to have been able to help - he helped get me in and in my mind - he was a REAL MAN...
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Unfortunately, the gentleman left the building when gender equality moved in. Sorry, gals.
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let's not forget they might be better equipped performing some physical tasks.....ehm.
Let's clarify:
Is the lady who fell was "British" or "Swiss"?
(it's to order the appropriate REAL MAN equipped to perform that physical task: with lot of muscles or not)

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Yesterday I was walking my dog
He probably wanted to help you but maybe he was scared of your dog ?
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