Daily English 902 - Being Chivalrous and Protective
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When I first met Lance, I thought he was the perfect guy. He was a real gentleman. He opened doors for me and pulled out my chair in restaurants. He was as chivalrous as they come. But after a while, I realized that he took chivalry a little too far.
Lance: Let me carry that box for you.
Guinevere: No, that’s okay. It’s not heavy.
Lance: It doesn’t matter. I’m your boyfriend and I can’t have you carrying a box when my hands are free.
Guinevere: Is that some kind of code of conduct I don’t know about?
Lance: It’s how a knight would treat his lady.
Guinevere: That’s nice, but I’m perfectly capable of carrying my own box, thank you.
Lance: Don’t argue. It’s my duty to show every courtesy to my girlfriend, so give me that box.
Guinevere: Are you saying that your code of conduct takes precedence over my preferences?
Lance: No, I’m just telling you that my job is to help and protect you, even if it’s against your will.
How can you argue with that logic?
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