Lauren Grounsell.
Lauren Grounsell. Kristy Muir

SOAPBOX: There's nothing sexy about an angry, drunk slob

COMMENT BY LAUREN GROUNSELL: "YOU'RE a f***ing bitch, you know that? I was just trying to be nice," he said, the beer sloshing down the side of his glass.

His shirt was askew, eyes bloodshot and tone aggressive.

I was cornered between the bar and a drunken idiot, and all I had done was politely decline his offer to buy me a drink.

It made me wonder, do gentlemen still exist?

Before I get started I don't want you to think I'm asking for a man to open every door I walk through, hold my hand as I cross the road or give me a leg-up into my horse and carriage.

I can do that myself, thank you very much.

But I don't believe there's anything wrong with a man who tries to make a good first impression (and no, drunkenly offering to by me a bourbon at 1am doesn't count) or practise good manners.

And while I have met men who do, I have met my fair share of men who don't.

You only need to go out on a Saturday night to see groups of young men, fuelled by a carton or two and their own self-inflated egos, talk degradingly to women in their attempts to "pick up".

And while your male counterparts might think you're a hero, we women think you're pathetic.

Next time try a smile and use that ego for good.

In fact, let that ego take you to the florist, buy a bunch of roses and ask a girl out on a date.

Then let that ego carry out a meaningful conversation with your date over dinner, maybe even throw in a heartfelt compliment, before you ask her politely if she would like a drink (answer: yes).

You'll be a better man for it.

Proserpine commemorates service heroes at Anzac Day march

Proserpine commemorates service heroes at Anzac Day march

Perfect day in Proserpine for Anzac commemorations.

Islands turn up bounty for beach combing treasure hunter

Islands turn up bounty for beach combing treasure hunter

Islands turn up bounty for beach combing treasure hunter.

Former local SES hero killed in Brisbane house inferno

Former local SES hero killed in Brisbane house inferno

Former local perishes in home inferno.

Local Partners