Let me tell you a story. (Warning: Bitter and sarcastic comments abound)
Once upon a time I was at the gym doing a leg workout. I decided to do some squats. I put the weights on the bar and then go to the spot to stand to start lifting. As I walk up to the bar I realize it is too low. So I can either undo all the wieghts move the supports and then put the weights back on..... or, I can take the bar off, fix the supports and heft the bar back up. I chose option number two. It was less of a waste of time and this is the last lift I'm going to do today. I start to heft up the bar and try and get it above my shoulders to put it back up. I looked super awkward of course, but I did get it back up there pretty quickly. As soon as it up the guys next to me are giggling. I KNOW for a fact the are giggling at how awkward I looked getting the bar back up. ( And they have 200 lbs on their squat bar.) I turned to them and told them to stop laughing at me. That shut them up fast enough. I ignored them till I was done lifting and then stalked off. My friend Jessica said they looked a little shocked after I told them to shut up. Good. They should feel guilty.
I mean, seriously? You obviously can lift more than me, but instead of offering to help me put the bar back up, you decided to watch me look foolish and then LAUGH at me?!?! I don't think so. Just go die in a hole, why don't you?
What has happened to chivalry? Opening doors is all well and good, but ultimately unnecessary. Since when is it okay to let a woman struggle with lifting heavy objects? Humanity has fallen quite a distance if this is the treatment I am to expect from the men of the world.