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Story by Esquire’s Answer Fella

Article in July Issue of Esquire Magazine

Page 26

Question: What is the etiquette for revolving doors? I never know if I'm supposed to let a woman go first or if I should push the door so that it's easier for her.

Answer: The best thing about being Answer Fella is sexing up the interns.  The second-best thing is the pure joy of learning.  Who knew, for instance that in a work-based situation, etiquette follows military protocol, thus making gender irrelevant? Marvelous!

This, say Cynthia Grosso, founder of the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette in South Carolina, means that if you're in a business setting, whoever reaches the revolving door first simply goes through the door.

But-and here's where it gets tricky-if the setting is social and the other party is your date, girlfriend, wife, mama or dominatrix, then the guiding protocol is chivalric, not military, and you must determine whether the revolving door is self-propelling, in which case she goes through first, or if instead it must be pushed, which means you should take the lead.

"This way," Ms. Grosso tells AF, "the man provides the force to rotate the door and the woman's contribution is minimized."

And there you have the worst thing about being AF: Every hour of every day, life tosses up yet another metaphor for marriage.



Source: Article Published in Esquire Magazine

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