Just an informal survey/discussion about basic etiquette that most people learn at an early age .....the common courtesy of holding the door open for others.
I experienced the most inconsiderate action today by an elderly lady, no less!
I approached the entrance to a store today, just as an elderly lady (probably in her 60's) approached the door, just a few seconds ahead of me. I was merely 5 steps away from her. Our eyes met as I approached from the side, therefore, she knew I was there.
She reached for the door handle. Only a few feet behind her, I paused, as she opened the door, expecting her to open it wide enough so that I could reach over to hold it for her and myself. However, to my surprise, she opened the door just wide enough (about a foot wide) for her to quickly "slip" sideways through the gap, leaving the door to close right behind her!
I stood there in astonishment for a second. WTF?? She didn't have the courtesy or decency, after opening the door, to pause just long enough for me to grab ahold of the door. She just let the door close right behind her.
I was choked. I wanted to say something, but thought better of it.
So, I'm curious.... do you hold the door open if you see other people approaching the door from either inside or outside? Would you have said or done anything if you had been in my shoes?
Okay...let the antics begin!