The Measure of a Gentleman

What an odd test – a gentleman is someone who can undo a bra with one hand? Really?

I looked up the definition of a gentleman in the Oxford dictionary, and it says: a gentleman is someone who is chivalrous, courteous, and honourable.

Interesting. However, if I were to try and conjure one up in my mind he would have to pass this test:

  1. Has principles and can make up his own mind.
  2. Has goals and opinions.
  3. Keeps his word.
  4. Has an open mind and faces life’s surprises with a calm fortitude.
  5. Treats everyone with the utmost respect, regardless of nationality, gender, race, religion and station in life.
  6. Familiar with social norms and conducts himself with grace.
  7. As comfortable with leisure as he is with work.
  8. Reads.
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