Random Acts of Chivalry

The noble Order of the Knights of Jubal traces its origins back to the Year Two Thousand A.D., when a group of distinguished persons of good and true character, founded the order to promote chivalry and honour. The order takes its name from our leader, Alexander Jubal McRae, who on two (so far) occasions has been seriously injured, in one case fatally, defending an innocent woman from attackers.

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Postby TheSarahLady on Tue May 01, 2001 8:33 am

I just returned from a visit to my boyfriend in Ithaca, and throughout my trip I noticed/expirienced many acts of chivalry, which gave my heart such a wonderful feeling. Thus I thought perhaps a thread
should be started for people to list such items to demonstrate the presence of chivalry throughout society. <P>~The first was on the transit bus to the greyhound station when an elderly man gave up his seat to a woman struggling with many shopping bags and later helped her gather them again to exit the bus. <P>~The second was when a police officer (the police officers in my area are not very people friendly at all) noticed me struggling with my bags and the icepack on my shoulder (I am suffering from tendonitis) and not only held the door for me, but also offered to help me with my bags. <P>~The third happened as my boyfriend and I were driving to his appartment, we were stopped at a red light when a young man came up to our window to tell us that our rear tire looked low. The gentleman had tried to get our attention by honking which we didn't hear, and unlike most people who would have given up he had left his vehicle to warn us. He seemed so genuinely concerned with our wellfare it made me feel so wonderful. <P>------------------
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Postby Silver Adept on Wed May 02, 2001 9:16 am

That is an excellent idea, Miss SarahLady. <P>Sadly, I have none of those to report that I was the recipient of, but I do have one that was committed today. <P>~During school, inside class, people were filling coffee mugs with candy as an appreciation for all the faculty members. I think they'll be pleasantly surprised when it is sprung upon them.
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Postby Demented_Demon on Thu May 17, 2001 4:15 am

hey all,
well, i have just done a random act of chivalry.
i just got back from returning a lost pup that got into my back yard. i could've just let the lil' guy out the front door and booted him on his way. but nah, not me.<P>
well, later all,
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Postby PhoenixPaw on Fri May 18, 2001 11:34 am

Hello All.<P>If you find what I have to say is selfish I can only say: so be it.
I thought it valuable to share and it is meant as a beacon to all showing that ANYONE can win over their own (persional) "demons".<P>I have just returned from a quite decent meal, served at a run-of-the-mill (however it managed to run at all...) road-tavern (or whatever you call it). Thing is that as I was eating my pizza I recalled that one part of Chivalry is to "strive for perfection". I'm not perfect, on the contrary I'm quite far from it, but yesterday evening during a sporting event at school I won (perhaps a small, perhaps an insignificant, but still) a victory over some of my unpleasant memories from childhood. In that event I went from one who had been psychologically abused not to be one in the team, but a praisedand respected strenth of the team. Our team did not win the trophy of the game, but that does not matter to me. I won my freedom.<P>PhoenixPaw SpiritWolf, CI
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Postby Jim Brockman on Thu May 31, 2001 10:43 am

Greetings,
In another thread several people mentioned the customer service industry and praised those who work in it.
Well, i work in that industry and I frequently see acts of chivalry as well as non-chivalrous acts.
At my company we take call for a major computer manufacturer and tell end users how to fix thier computers or send out a technician if it is actual hardware damage.<P>This morning I heard one of our agents go beyond his duty to aid a customer.
The customer had recieved an e-mail about a virus. Following the instruction in the message the customer removed a file from the windowscommand directory.
As it turns out this "virus" is a hoax.When you delete the named file, long file names are no longer accepted by your computer.
The agent I mentioned above had heard of this. However, virus and virus recovery are beyond the scope of our support. Instead of brushing the customer off he took his time and researched the problem and finally found a fix for it on McAfee's web page.
Due to this young man's efforts that data has been madeavailable to all of our agents. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/cool.gif">
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Postby Lothar Sauvage on Mon Jun 04, 2001 6:30 am

Chivalry isn't dead, it plays rugby in Italy!<P>ROME (Reuters) - Being caught and surrounded by an entire rugby team may just be one of a purse-snatcher's worst nightmares. And yet, it happened for real to a man who snatched a woman's purse in the northern Italian city of Bologna.<P>The snatching happened close to a hotel where Serie A teams Benetton Treviso and Fly Flot Cavisano were about to hold a news conference. The pickpocket was spotted by two Benetton team members who ran after him, Italy's Rugby Federation said in a statement.<P>The two -- Andrea Gritti and Massimiliano Perziano -- are both full internationals. Lock forward Gritti is two meters tall and weighs an imposing 107 kg while winger Perziano is one of the quickest players in the country.<P>The purse-snatcher, followed by the two players, sought refuge in a kindergarten, which was quickly surrounded by the whole Benetton team. The man was arrested a few minutes later by police.<P>Benetton Treviso and Fly Flot Cavisano are due to play the decisive game for the Serie A championship title on Saturday. <P>I have heard that justice is swift, but a pro rugby winger type of swift brings the concept to a whole 'nother level. I like it!<P>Regards,<P>Lothar Sauvage, CI<p>[This message has been edited by Lothar Sauvage (edited 06-04-2001).]
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Postby Jim Brockman on Mon Jun 04, 2001 6:53 am

Lothar,
I like that one too. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Perhaps all of us need to break out our Running shoes.<P>------------------
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Postby Rei on Mon Jun 04, 2001 10:03 am

*lol*<P>ooh. I love it!<P>can i nominate that we put that up on the website under a heading of "See? Chivalry Isn't Dead!"<P>we'll leave the "its wearing running shoes" for a subheading<P>Rei, who needed that mental picture
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Postby Lothar Sauvage on Tue Jun 05, 2001 4:30 am

Yet another "Oddly Enough" headline from Reuters...
<A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010605/od/transplant_dc_1.html" TARGET=_blank>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010605/od/transplant_dc_1.html</A> <P>I'll let the act speak for itself.<P>Regards,<P>Lothar Sauvage, CI
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Postby Jim Brockman on Tue Jun 05, 2001 4:47 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lothar Sauvage:
<B>Yet another "Oddly Enough" headline from Reuters...
<A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010605/od/transplant_dc_1.html" TARGET=_blank>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010605/od/transplant_dc_1.html</A> <P>I'll let the act speak for itself.<P>Regards,<P>Lothar Sauvage, CI</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Wow!
Great Story.
See we aren't the only ones who can get along despite our religious backgrounds.
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Postby Jim Brockman on Tue Jun 05, 2001 4:49 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lothar Sauvage:
<B>Why not ad this and other accounts like it to a section of our website? It would serve as an encouragement to us and others, and move it somewhere besides the oddly enough section on Reuters. Other folks who serve as an example can be chronicled there too like Dave from CRFH...<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I Second the Motion<P>------------------
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Postby Lothar Sauvage on Tue Jun 05, 2001 5:47 am

Why not ad this and other accounts like it to a section of our website? It would serve as an encouragement to us and others, and move it somewhere besides the oddly enough section on Reuters. Other folks who serve as an example can be chronicled there too like Dave from CRFH...<P>Just a thought.<P>Regards,<P>Lothar Sauvage, CI
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Postby Rei on Tue Jun 05, 2001 5:58 am

oh, that is a wonderful story, thankyou for posting it
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Postby Silver Adept on Tue Jun 05, 2001 6:23 am

We were thinking about adding a section of news articles and other stories to create a sort of "Acts of Chivalry" page. <P>One thing at a time, however. We're still developing the organization as well as the Website. Making very sure that we're not overstepping ourselves. <P>If it goes up, it'll probably accompany a page that is a "What is Chivalry?" page.
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Postby TheSarahLady on Mon Jul 30, 2001 7:59 am

Greetings all~<P>I'm sorry that I haven't posted in so long, nor have even had the energy to read the newer threads, and perhaps that is a good thing as I understand there has been a bit of unpleasantness.<P>I would like to say that I have lately been encouraged by some acts of kindness and acts of chivalry by many people as of late. Too many in fact to list singally. But I believe I can give you the idea, it may seem like small things to some of you, but it has made all the difference in the world to me. Two weeks ago tonight I had surgery to repair some considerable damage to my shoulder, and since then (and for at least anouther week) my arm must be strapped to my stomach in an immobilizer, and I was so pleasantly surprized that when I must go out in public that people have gone out of their ways to help me do little things or even to ask how I am feeling without prying into my injury. Those things, as well as granting me the kindness of not staring at me has done wonders for my morale. I grant you there have been exceptions, and people who have been downright mean, but for the most part I have been untterly delighted. <P>I know it isn't huge, but again, every little bit helps right? ^_^<P><P>------------------
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Postby TheVagabond on Wed Aug 01, 2001 12:29 am

The truly chivalrous are an endangered species, but, as you can tell by the size of our order here, we're not extinct yet.<P>As mentioned before, chivalry and acts of kindness breed. The more you do, the more likely others are to do. Even if they just do it in return, it's still a step in the right direction.<P>And even if you can't get the kindness to spread, sometimes the smiles and shocked expressions you get are all the reward you need. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Star Of Mars on Wed Aug 01, 2001 2:58 am

I rarely seem to see acts of chivalry, or even just random appreciation around here .. maybe I just don't look hard enough .. People look at me strangely when I insist on doing little things (for example .. Valentine's day .. my sister and I bought candy, as we always do (since we used to both be love-less (romantically, anyway) we'd just buy ourselves candy and flowers *lol), and I decided to take some to the Librarians just in appreciation for their always being so kind whenever I go there (which is oh-so-often) .. I wrapped some chocolate up in little paper sachets and my sister just couldn't understand why I'd put so much effort (or give away *gasp* the precious ambrosia of human-kind known as chocolate *lol*) into something for people I barely knew) rarely do people even help little children struggling with heavy doors .. it can be very depressing at times .. but, as I said, maybe I'm just not looking closely enough? *is known for my rather slow mind that doesn't catch details very well*<P>------------------
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Postby Silver Adept on Thu Aug 02, 2001 12:13 am

First, Star of Mars, for doing nice things for your librarians, I heartily salute you. <P>Second, it is the little things that really do count. It's what makes it special, and what mroe people will remember into their aging years than any of the larger-scale things. Budgets will come and go, as will Presidents and regimes, but small acts of kindness hang on for a very long time. <P>and Vagabond's right... they propogate themselves. So, Star, you're not missing the point at all. You've got it.
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Postby Star Of Mars on Fri Aug 03, 2001 2:42 am

I'm so proud of my cousin! ^^ He is such a chivalrous young gentleman. He is 10, his little sister is 5 .. instead of being like most people, when she whines about not understanding or being able to do things, he stops what he's doing, and quite patiently explains things to her .. I've rarely heard him yell at anyone, he holds open doors, and is a wonderful little host. He is such a gem! <P>------------------
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Postby zodo on Wed Aug 29, 2001 2:37 am

Actually, yes, it did feel good, literally. I got something of a rush from it.<P>-Zodo, CI
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Postby Ravidel Terrant on Wed Aug 29, 2001 4:41 am

It's "the nod" see the movie Groove.
when you have done somthing good for someone else and they recoginze it and are genuinely thankful, that is when their thanks means the most. helping people becomes adicting at first then it's second nature. more people could stand to recive and give "the nod" more often, the world would be a better place.<P>As for chivalry, i have a tale. My good friend, who is sitting next to me while I wrie this, once did the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me.<P>It was on a camping trip with a very large(read immature) group. The tent I had was only going to be used by me, though it fits 6. During the course of the trip my friend got forced out of his own tent and decided to sleep in mine. I had no problem with this, in fact i was quite happy about it. Well childen will be childern and my tent became known as "fag pallace"
when speaking of this I turned to my friend and said to him "well you know for me they are half right."
"what?" he asked.
"yeah,"i said,"i'm bi and for the last few moths i've kinda had a crush on you"
"are you just fucking with my mind?" he asked
"no i'm not" i said, my heart had fallen to my feet. a moment of scilence passed. and to my surprize he looked at me and asked
'would you like a glass of milk?"
I looked at him "yes I would"
he left and brought back two glasses of milk. we drank them in scilence. the topic has never come up again many years later except when I loked at im one day and said "thank you" and he knew what I meant.
from then I have stoped liking him and now love him. whether or not he returns the love is pontless. He never said anything just asked if I wanted some milk.
that must be the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me ever. he is the definition of a chivalrous guy and I love him for it.
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Postby zodo on Wed Aug 29, 2001 9:58 am

It was recommended by Sir Silver Adept that I place this story on this board:<P>I found this Order to be an interesting concept when I first heard about it when it was formed, but felt that I had to prove myself worthy before applying for membership. It is one thing to swear an oath, quite another to live it.
This weekend, I had that opportunity.<P>I was on a 11 hour drive to attend my grandmother's funeral, when I came upon an automobile accident. A car had been sideswiped by a semi-truck, and ended up flipped over in a ditch. I got there just after it had happened, with the tires still spinning in the air. Without thinking, I stopped and got out to see if I could help. Other people who had seen the accident happen were already down there helping the four people out of the car, which was leaking gasoline. I got the first aid kit out of my car, and gave what help and comfort I could until firefighters, police, and ambulances could arrive.<P>I didn't do anything directly to save anyone's lives, but that wasn't necessary. After two of the people were taken away in ambulances, one of the other passengers came up to me, shook my hand, and said "Thank you". <P>That made it all worth while.<P>-Zodo, CI
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Postby TheVagabond on Wed Aug 29, 2001 11:49 am

That "thank you" makes everything worth it, doesn't it? No reward makes you feel quite as good. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby TheVagabond on Thu Aug 30, 2001 12:02 am

Sounds like a truly decent man and a good friend.<P>And you're right about "the nod". More people should experience it so that more people will WANT to experience it. It would do chivalry and the world a whole lot of good.<P>------------------
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