Manners in the District

Manners PosterApparently, Charleston, South Carolina is known as the best-mannered city in the United States. But, if it were up to me, I would nominate Washington, DC for the title. 

I don’t know whether there are just a lot of transplated southerners and aspiring politicians who have made their way to the District, but as a whole, I am repeatedly suprised by the the consideration I’ve received from strangers here – especially of the male gender.

The men here hold doors open, wait for you to walk in front of them… Someone even gave up his bus seat for me the other day! 

At first I thought I had just stumbled into a few situations of gentlemanly behavior, but it seems this epidemic of politeness and refinement has spread throughout the city.

A girl sure can get used to this kind of treatment.