Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Noble New Yorkers

I've been receiving comments recently about where has the Noble New Yorker posts have gone. I have been seeing a lot of Noble New Yorkers recently. That is not the issue. I must say I am a victim to the job search, which has taken over most of my free time. Although not taking the time to recognize these New Yorkers and their nobleness has resulted in somewhat of a lack of appreciation for their kindness. Which needs to be adjusted. And so I begin again my quest to show the world that New Yorkers aren't as cold and rude as legend has it.

First off I was in Chipotle a couple of weeks ago and had opened the door to leave and three guys just burst in the door I had just opened as if I was holding it open for them. Which if I have been taught correctly is not how the door holding situation usually works. In that moment I began to miss the south where men where gentlemen and would hold the door open for a woman such as myself. And then the third man saw we standing there holding the door and walked back outside and held the door open for me. I was very surprised by his gesture and it made my day. I left with a smile on my face.

The other day I was on the subway when a man with a cane walks on and heads for an open seat. Just as he gets to the open seat a young girl takes it herself. And he hobbles back to the corner so he can be supported by the subway walls. Just then a young man asks his girlfriend if she would mind standing, both then proceed to stand up and let the man sit down instead.

While at Bed Bath and Beyond, my friend Alex dropped a $10 bill while pulling out his credit card to pay for his purchases and the cashier immediately told him that the bill was on the floor and that he should pick it up quickly. A simple gesture but a nice one all the same.

That's all I've got for you right now but I will have more.

Steph Elise Haller

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