DEAR ABBY: I have a problem. My husband and I recently moved to New York City where there are lots of elevators. We're having a minor disagreement over elevator etiquette.
My husband lets all the women exit the elevator before going out himself. This means I have to wait outside the elevator for him to join me so we can continue on our way. He insists he is being polite. I say he is being rude to me by making me wait for him. -- IMPATIENT IN NEW YORK
DEAR IMPATIENT: Your husband is showing good manners by allowing the women to exit the elevator first. The obvious solution to your problem is to remain inside the elevator with your husband and exit with him, or just ahead of him.