MRS LEMONTREE’S GUIDE ON HOW TO BEHAVE HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE: Giving Up Your Seat
A little kindness can go along way.
Something as simple as giving up your seat can bring a smile to someones face, ease their burden for a moment and maybe even make their day.
On the bus or subway, in a crowded waiting room or any place where people outnumber the chairs, extend the courtesy to the elderly, ill or the physically handicapped by offering them your seat, regardless of sex (yours or theirs). Courtesy and kindness knows no gender.
Show consideration to pregnant women or parents with babies who, no matter how you spin it, have a heavier load to bear.
And men, call it old-fashioned (or whatever the term people use when they want to excuse behaviour that they know is inexcusable) but there is nothing nicer than stumbling upon a real gentleman, willing to give up his seat to a member of the opposite sex for no other reason than because he is a stand-up guy (the pun was definitely intended!).