I was at Taylor’s Lakeside campus last weekend for GDayX KL.
It was an interesting day with lots of entrepreneurs sharing their concepts, stories. But that’s not what this blog entry is about.
This is about an experience I had which was my very first time. And it was really good. You see, most of the time, men are expected to hold open doors for ladies. Yes, I know, some people find this offensive. I really do not know why. It’s just a gesture. A simple gesture. It would be rude if you see someone trying to pass through the same door as you, but you just let the door close on the other people. Ladies, or men a like. It’s simply proper to hold the door to allow the other person to “continue” with the door entering process.
Anyways, my friends and I were taking a break from the seminar and were at Starbucks when I had to visit the little boy’s room. As I approach the door, a pretty young lady had reached the door a second before me. She opened the door and held it open for me!! I stood there, right at the door not knowing what to do. This was not something I had experience with. What do I do? Men usually open and hold doors for the ladies. This time it was the lady who opened and held the door open for me. And not just any lady, she is a beautiful young lady with a killer smile to match!
That split second seemed like eternity! And as I stood there, brain still trying to process the moment, she flashed me a gorgeous smile and I could see the twinkle of sheer joy in her dark jewel of an eye behind her dark rimmed glasses that she sincerely was really happy to have opened and held
the Starbucks door for me. And while she gestured for me to walk through the door, joyous butterflies flew from my stomach and out my lips and I managed to smile at the gorgeous young lady and thanked her as I walked through. I commented that this was an extremely rare experience for me. She laughed and wished me a good day ahead.
It was a good day indeed.