Monday, November 24, 2008

Qualities of A Gentleman

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Margie: I know a lot about gentlemen and I'm here to tell you what to look for if you want a real man.


1. A gentleman has honor. He is honest and his word is his bond. He doesn't lie, cheat, or steal and he's certainly not a criminal.

2. A gentleman has self control. He isn't abusive and he doesn't fly off the handle at the drop of a hat. He doesn't drink to excess or partake of any other vices.

3. A gentleman is kind, mannerly, and compassionate. He has a good upbringing and respects all humans and creatures. He never raises his voice and is comfortable in any situation.

4. A gentleman is chivalrous. He treats everyone with respect. He holds the door for a lady, never walks ahead of her, and is concerned for her feelings. If he says she's the only one for him then he means it.

5. A gentleman has a delightful sense of humor. He does not, however, tell vulgar jokes especially in mixed company. He laughs with you and not at you.

Edna, do you have anything to add? I doubt you've ever known a gentleman.

Edna: Margie, I suppose you're right. Folks, she's known more gentlemen than I have, so I suppose you'd best listen to her.

9 comments:

Jodi said...

Happy Monday. Cute story, I enjoy all of your stories so much, thank you.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

My dad and husband are both gentlemen.

MamaFlo said...

I've yet to meet anyone with those qualities ALL the time.
I think when men aspire to those qualities then they are pretty spectacular humans.

Signs of Life said...

I love this! I'll take the liberty of posting this all over the teenager sites I know... Kids don't know how to behave these days!!!

TRoss said...

Aw yay! You did the Gentleman list!

The vulgar jokes wouldn't kill me, and I think a little white lie now and then wouldn't be a crime, but MamaFlo said it best:

I've yet to meet anyone with those qualities ALL the time.
I think when men aspire to those qualities then they are pretty spectacular humans.

Margie and Edna said...

Edna: Miss TRoss, my sister wrote this gentlemen's list of qualities because you asked for it. You should feel flattered, she doesn't fill just anyone's requests. In fact, she rarely does anything I ask her to, so maybe you could tell me your secret. ;)

funny graphic t-shirts said...

Gentleman seldom do exist these days. I try to pride myself on being one but I could do better. Open more doors pull out more chairs and the like.

TRoss said...

Miss TRoss, my sister wrote this gentlemen's list of qualities because you asked for it. You should feel flattered, she doesn't fill just anyone's requests. In fact, she rarely does anything I ask her to, so maybe you could tell me your secret. ;)

Aww, thanks Margie (and you too, Edna :) ). It's nice to see most of those things on the list have stood the test of time.

As for my secret, most likely it's just because I'm not related. XD You know how your kin can wear on you after 30 or 40 years. LOL

funny graphic t-shirts, you get brownie points for trying, too. ;)

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