During Church the rain picked up a little bit and several people that went to early service were caught without their umbrellas as they left. One such middle aged couple parked near me. They walked quickly to their truck and the guy did the right thing and opened her door before going around and getting in on his side. It didn't cost him a thing. It didn't make him any wetter, and it didn't make her any dryer. It was barely a minor inconvenience for him; however, it spoke VOLUMES. It was a simple, thoughtful, gesture of love, respect, and appreciation.
Listen up guys: THAT'S what women want.
He was parked near me and when I passed his truck on the way to mine, I tapped on his window. When he rolled it down, I told him he was a good man and his Mama taught him right. His wife smiled and agreed. I hope she thanked him for his small act of kindness before I spoke to him. We take each other for granted far too often.
Could she have opened her own door? Absolutely. But if she had, she would have deprived him the pleasure of being her hero. It's how guys tell someone they love them.
Listen up girls: THAT'S what "Keepers" want--to protect you and be appreciated.
I'm extremely independent and I usually reach for the door before the guy does. I'm perfectly capable of doing it myself. But in doing so I deprive the guy of what HE wants--to be the care taker, the provider, the protector, the hero.
Listen up ME: it's not a sign of weakness to allow others to be kind or to lend a helping hand.