Simple Thoughts: Holding the door

I get a small kick over the awkward confused shuffle that occurs as people are entering or exiting a building, stumbling to hold the door for the next person, or the person going the opposite direction. Sometimes this results in holding the doors in the most uncomfortable ways, or with extreme feats of strength, or in ways that aren’t actually at all helpful, just to maintain the social courtesy of holding the door for others. It makes me smile to see people putting this much effort into simply trying to be polite to a stranger. Makes you wonder what it would be like if the same people were proportionately as willing to make awkward strides to help strangers with bigger problems.

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  • JD Christian

    Good question. I’m an awkward door holder myself.