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Old 06-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Do you open doors for others in public?

The thread title is self-explanatory. Like, if you're at the store, at the mall, a restaurant, do you open the door for people behind you and allow them to pass, or do you just go right in.

And if someone is opening the door for you, do you make sure to say thank you, or are you sort of in your own world and not cognizant of what that individual did for you? Discuss.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do you open doors for others in public?

Yeah, if someone is walking right behind me then I'll do it. Also if I see that a person is having difficulties, like having to carry a lot of stuff or something.

If there's a big crowd coming after me, then I probably don't do it since then I'd have to keep it open for a lot of people for too long
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, if someone is walking right behind me then I'll do it. Also if I see that a person is having difficulties, like having to carry a lot of stuff or something.

If there's a big crowd coming after me, then I probably don't do it since then I'd have to keep it open for a lot of people for too long
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Do you open doors for others in public?

Yes, Nat, I am

But I am legitimately curious to see if other people do this, since I instinctively do it whenever I feel someone behind me in public. It's a place we've all been in at one point in our lives.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: Do you open doors for others in public?

Of course, I say thank you when someone opens the door for me. I’m not that graceless. I may keep the door open for those behind me even though I walk through first or I may let them pass first. It just depends on how the door opens and how I and others are positioned, for instance, if I am going in and they are coming out.

I think this is pretty normal behavior everywhere in the U.S. that I’ve been.
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Default Re: Do you open doors for others in public?

Yes to both questions

Though sometimes I get annoyed by the "help". Like when I'm walking my bike and about to enter the building, and someone holds the door open for me by leaning on it with their back, making the doorway narrower. Like two people and an adult bicycle are supposed to fit through there. And it's narrow so I have to worry about hitting the person's shin with my bike's pedal, or scratching my own shins with those pedals as I squeeze through the doorway. And all the while I'm trying not to roll my eyes and remembering to say "thank you" -- but I'm really thinking 'this would've been easier without you standing there'
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if you're on the phone having an annoying conversation, I will let the door smack you.
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Default Re: Do you open doors for others in public?

Well, most of the malls/some stores etc these days have automatic door so no need If someone is carrying something or having some difficulty as Lopez said, of course I'll hold it, otherwise not really, don't see the point. Or maybe that's just not the custom here
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Yes I do. Only for the women though.
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I would if I had the upper body strength. In other words no.
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