DEAR MISS MANNERS: I was in a relationship with someone, but not living together. I have a key to her place, and recently locked the door when I left after a visit, so she would not have to get out of the chair she was sitting in with her dogs. She yelled at me not to lock her door, that she could lock her own door.
Was I wrong trying to be courteous and lock the door behind me? I told her she could have her key back -- that way, I wouldn’t be able to lock the door behind me, since she thought it was very rude. She said that wasn’t the point and to keep the key.
Was I being rude? What is your opinion?
GENTLE READER: That this whole argument might well be more metaphorical than literal. Miss Manners suggests you find out.