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On some occasions, they perceive him to be a gentleman. If only they knew!
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Are any of the following relevant:

security guards?
cross-dressing?
gender confusion?
sports?
public lavatories?
espionage?

Are "they" a specific group of people, or just all people he generally comes into contact with?

By "gentleman" do you mean " a socially refined male adult" or something more specific? Eg "gentlemen and players"?


Does he perform activities which seem chivalrous? If so, does he have an ulterior motive for these activities?
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Are any of the following relevant:

security guards?
cross-dressing?
gender confusion?
sports?
public lavatories?
espionage?
No, but I wish they were, it would make his life a lot more interesting!

Are "they" a specific group of people,not this one or just all people he generally comes into contact with? but this one
By "gentleman" do you mean " a socially refined male adult" this one or something more specific? Eg "gentlemen and players"?


Does he perform activities which seem chivalrous? If so, does he have an ulterior motive for these activities? yes to the first, yope to the second
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Is he chivalrous in a general sense, or is/are there a specific/a few specific action(s) that he does? do we need to find out what they are?
When he seems to be a gentleman, is he actually aiming to appear to be one? Does he behave this way sometimes when the mood strikes him, or do special circumstances need to be in place before he displays his chivalry?
His occupation relevant?
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Is he chivalrous in a general sense, or is/are there a specific/a few specific action(s) that he does? There's one specific thing do we need to find out what they are? indeed!
When he seems to be a gentleman, is he actually aiming to appear to be one? Not at all Does he behave this way sometimes when the mood strikes him,nope or do special circumstances need to be in place before he displays his chivalry? yes
His occupation relevant? No
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Pulling out chairs? giving up his seat? opening doors? offering to carry something? bowing? letting others cut his queue? buying a drink, or similar? letting a female do something first? or trying something out first to ensure that it is safe?
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Something like opening doors for women?
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Pulling out chairs? giving up his seat? opening doors? offering to carry something? bowing? letting others cut his queue? buying a drink, or similar? letting a female do something first? or trying something out first to ensure that it is safe? none of these
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Something like opening doors for women?
something like this, but not this specifically
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(Jack's post musta come in at the same time as mine. Great minds... :-))
But is it true to say that some act he does that outwardly appears gentlemanly, in fact has other motives behind it?
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But is it true to say that some act he does that outwardly appears gentlemanly, in fact has other motives behind it?
only a yope,but explore
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Does his outwardly-gentlemanly act involve interaction specifically with women?
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Does his outwardly-gentlemanly act involve interaction specifically with women? Yes
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His yopeish other motives: his own comfort? financial gain? trying to avoid something/someone? trying to get lucky?

Does he help women with tasks? Maybe he pretends to help them open their drink cans, so that he can keep the tabs to redeem prizes? heheh
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His yopeish other motives: his own comfort? yope financial gain? trying to avoid something/someone? trying to get lucky? none of these

Does he help women with tasks? No Maybe he pretends to help them open their drink cans, so that he can keep the tabs to redeem prizes? heheh Nothing like this! That's ghastly!
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If he were to do the same thing to another man, and assuming the man accepts his gentlemanly offer, would he still achieve his motives?
Where does he display his "chivalry"--at a restaurant/bar/pub? on the train, bus etc? at home? in the park, beach, or some other outdoor location? at work?
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Is this some traditional act of chivalry, such as
Kissing of the lady's hand?
Laying down of coat over puddles?
Or a more modern one such as letting the lady pay for drinks or a meal?
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(it's occurred to me this question may be difficult to answer. If so, please just answer yes or no to each example as appropriate)
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If he were to do the same thing to another man, and assuming the man accepts his gentlemanly offer, would he still achieve his motives? Yes
Where does he display his "chivalry"--at a restaurant/bar/pub? on the train, bus etc? at home? in the park, beach, or some other outdoor location? an outdoor location, but a park or beach probably wouldn't work at work?

Is this some traditional act of chivalry, such as
Kissing of the lady's hand?
Laying down of coat over puddles?
I would certainly say it was traditional
Or a more modern one such as letting the lady pay for drinks or a meal?
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Does he offer people his handkerchief? Is it a spoken courtesy, eg a particular phrase that he uses? Or is it a specific action that one could see him doing from a distance? Are any objects necessary for him to perform this gallant gesture? Could someone perform this gesture remotely or by proxy, eg online?
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Does he offer people his handkerchief? No
Is it a spoken courtesy, eg a particular phrase that he uses? No
Or is it a specific action that one could see him doing from a distance? Yes
Are any objects necessary for him to perform this gallant gesture? No
Could someone perform this gesture remotely or by proxy, eg online? No
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Does he offer to walk women home? protect them in any way? help them climb up something? take off his hat?
If no one else was present to see him do it, would he still achieve his aims?
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Does he offer to walk women home? protect them in any way? this one, but none of the others help them climb up something? take off his hat?
If no one else was present to see him do it, would he still achieve his aims? YES!
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Protect them from:
other men? other women? criminals? animals? insects? the heat? the cold? discomfort? embarrassment? being hit by a car? falling?
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Protect them from:
other men? other women? criminals? animals? insects? the heat? the cold? discomfort?
Mostly this embarrassment? and partly this
being hit by a car? and a yope here falling?
but no to the others
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are cars involved? taxis? trains? buses? trucks? some other vehicle?
Does he prevent them from getting themselves trapped in the doors? prevent their clothes from getting stuck in the doors?
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are cars involved? taxis? trains? buses? trucks? some other vehicle? any of these vehicles could be involved except for the train
Does he prevent them from getting themselves trapped in the doors? prevent their clothes from getting stuck in the doors? none of these
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Are they in the vehicle? Outside it? Walking on the road?
Are they on the pavement? Does he walk on the outside, nearer to the road?
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Are they in the vehicle? Outside it? Walking on the road?
Are they on the pavement? Does he walk on the outside, nearer to the road?
Indeed, he is walking on the outside of the pavement closest to the road. This isn't quite enough to make him appear chivalrous yet, and you still need to find his yopish alterior motive. Good work tho'!
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Not enough to appear chivalrous? Hmm...is it raining? does he protect her from the splashing when the cars go by? and maybe he actually enjoys getting wet? hehe
Would it be obvious to the woman what his yopeish ulterior motive is? Would some other person walking on the outside of the pavement be able to get what this guy is achieving?
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Does he use his coat to wrap around the girl?
Does he use this as a cover for touching the girl?
Or for robbing the girl?
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Not enough to appear chivalrous? Hmm...is it raining? does he protect her from the splashing when the cars go by? indeed he does and maybe he actually enjoys getting wet? hehe good one, but no!
Would it be obvious to the woman what his yopeish ulterior motive is? if it's a woman he knows then yes. If not, then very unlikely
Would some other person walking on the outside of the pavement be able to get what this guy is achieving? No

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Does he use his coat to wrap around the girl?
Does he use this as a cover for touching the girl?
Or for robbing the girl? none of these
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Does his protecting the girl from splashing cars lead to him asking the girl for something in return? Does he ask to go to the girl's house to dry his clothes?
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If the woman knows what he's after, would she want to change places with him?
Relevant where they are walking to?
Perhaps he knows that when he reaches this place all wet, he will be made a fuss of? he will be given new clothes? have a chance to use the shower? Does he like the way he looks dripping wet?
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Does his protecting the girl from splashing cars lead to him asking the girl for something in return? Does he ask to go to the girl's house to dry his clothes? neither of these

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If the woman knows what he's after, would she want to change places with him? no
Relevant where they are walking to? no
Perhaps he knows that when he reaches this place all wet, he will be made a fuss of? he will be given new clothes? have a chance to use the shower? Does he like the way he looks dripping wet? none of these
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Would he still achieve what he set out to achieve if no vehicles passed by? if he didn't get wet? if he was walking in the same position, but by himself?
Is there anything physically different about him that we need to find out? What he is wearing relevant?
Does he achieve his yopeish ulterior motive the minute he gets splashed? a few minutes after he gets splashed? an hour after? more than an hour?
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Would he still achieve what he set out to achieve if no vehicles passed by? if he didn't get wet? if he was walking in the same position, but by himself? A hearty yes! to all of these
Is there anything physically different about him that we need to find out? What he is wearing relevant? neither of these
Does he achieve his yopeish ulterior motive the minute he gets splashed? a few minutes after he gets splashed? an hour after? more than an hour? none of these
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Are there lots of dog droppings on the inside of the pavement? Is the ground uneven there? Something along these lines?
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Are there lots of dog droppings on the inside of the pavement? Is the ground uneven there? Something along these lines? nothing along these lines, I'm afraid
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Does he gain his 'advantage' from walking along the pavement? close to the road? Does this allow him to be first in line to something? Taxi? Bus? Shop?
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Does he gain his 'advantage' from walking along the pavement? close to the road? Yes Does this allow him to be first in line to something? No Taxi? Bus? Shop?
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He doesn't have any phobias, does he? (I know someone who always has to walk on the right-hand side for superstitious reasons.)
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W00t! Triple digit number!

Anyways, I'm stuck!
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He doesn't have any phobias, does he? (I know someone who always has to walk on the right-hand side for superstitious reasons.) YES!
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Is he afraid of: -
buildings?
windows?
glass?
doors?
lamp posts?
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Are there trees/bushes on the inside of the pavement? Is he afraid something will leap out at him? Perhaps he's had a bad Candid Camera experience?
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Is he afraid of: -
buildings?
windows?
glass?
doors?
lamp posts? none of these

Jumpingjack
Are there trees/bushes on the inside of the pavement? Is he afraid something will leap out at him? Perhaps he's had a bad Candid Camera experience? and none of these
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But he is afraid of something which is present when walking down the street, correct?
Is he afraid of traffic? And this is some therapy for his aversion?
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But he is afraid of something which is present when walking down the street, correct? correct
Is he afraid of traffic? And this is some therapy for his aversion? but not either of these
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Is the something of which he is afraid something living?
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Is this a common phobia?
Is there a possibility that what he is afraid of might actually hurt him?
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Is the something of which he is afraid something living? yes
Is this a common phobia? I would say it was reasonably common but that his case was more severe than usual
Is there a possibility that what he is afraid of might actually hurt him? no
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wild animals?
insects?
spiders? snakes?
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Birds?
Dogs?
Cats?
Giraffes? you never know :-)
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wild animals?
insects?
spiders? snakes? none of these
Plebeian
Birds?
Dogs?
Cats?
Giraffes? you never know and none of these. Giraffes are pretty scary when you think about it though
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erm, people? A specific kind of person?
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erm, people? indeed, but needs a little exploration
A specific kind of person? no, he doesn't play favourites!
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Is he afraid of what some people might do?
jump on him? rob him? shock him? Is he afraid of the people that might come from near the inside of the pavement? is he afraid of the people who are whizzing by in their cars/or their motorbikes?
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So the man walks on the road-side of the pavement to avoid close contact with people?
Is the man scared of crowds? Or bumping into people? Or being mugged?
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Plebeian
So the man walks on the road-side of the pavement to avoid close contact with people?
Is the man scared of crowds?
absolutely, and very close to the solution now!
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(That was a really sneaky YES! earlier, if there was no-one else to see him carry out his actions, of course his objectives would be met. Because his objective is to avoid the crowd...)
So, if the man is walking with a lady, he can offer to walk kerb-side of her, ostensibly to protect her from splashing of passing cars, but in fact he's using her as a kind of human shield from the crowds he hates?
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(That was a really sneaky YES! earlier, if there was no-one else to see him carry out his actions, of course his objectives would be met. Because his objective is to avoid the crowd...) very sneaky indeed of me, I admit!
So, if the man is walking with a lady, he can offer to walk kerb-side of her, ostensibly to protect her from splashing of passing cars, but in fact he's using her as a kind of human shield from the crowds he hates? exactly right

***SPOILER***
I have a dread of crowds, and always choose to walk on the outside of the pavement - if I walk on the inside of a busy road I'm in a constant state of panic with the human traffic going up and down the road, and in and out of the shops.
No-one that doesn't know me would know why I was doing this, or even pay it much attention.
If I'm out with a female friend however, and it's been raining, I have on occasions been splashed by a passing vehicle. When this happens a lot of people point and laugh, but last month a girl on the other side of the road said to her boyfriend "You wouldn't do that for me!". If only they knew...
Well done and thanks to everyone who joined in.

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