Side by side
Posted by Ann on November 01, 1997 at 19:18:19:
In response to Walking arm in arm, written by The Mysterious H.C on October 29, 1997 at 18:20:29
] ] What is the protocol for this? Is there any? Were there any rules saying when a gentleman could offer his arm to a woman? Were there rules as to when the arm could be accepted?
One element of the protocol, when walking down a street, would be for the man to walk in the position nearest to the road. This way, if something splashes up, he gets hit and the lady is kept cleaner. In the days of horses littering the road, this was particularly important.
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