chivalry isn’t dead…or is it?
- the bailer
So, this poor girl goes to a baseball game with her boyfriend and sitting in left field, tells him “Baby, I’m gonna get hit.” He assures her she won’t and that if a foul ball is hit into the seats, he’ll catch the ball. Sure enough, foul ball hit, foul ball flies into the seats, boyfriend…doesn’t catch the ball, but instead, RUNS away!
Boy, and they say chivalry isn’t dead.
I’d like to believe that most modern women are more than capable of taking care of themselves. We can open doors. We can pick up tabs. We can pull out our own chairs. We don’t need assistance to put on our coats.
But, it’s sure nice when a man we’re with opens a door. Walks next to us, not in front. Helps us with our coats. Lends an arm/hand while we navigate stairs in stilettos. It’s those little, simple things that are just nice.
Would it be too much for a man or a date to not run from an errant foul ball and try to protect his lady from being nailed with a hard leather ball? I don’t think so.
That video made me chuckle for the sheer absurdity of it and the knowledge that the guy will never live it down. One of the great things about the internet and viral video. Do something asinine and it will live on forever to haunt you. [side note on that fact: thank god there weren't digital cameras and camera phones when I was younger! ]