you ever noticed how people handle
doors that need to be opened or are open? I had a lot of fun lately
watching people and how they handled going through various doors. Some
of the doors were into apartment buildings and others were into
restaurants and shopping malls.
door handling that I have to
say is my pet peeve is someone pressing the button to open the door
and then as soon as door starts to open they pull the door open
quickly, if you don't need assistance opening the door why did you
press the button and not just open the door in the first place. Now
another thing with the automatic door open button is the people that
hammer on the button thinking that the door will open quicker if they
do that. The door won't open any faster because it is made to open
slowly to ensure that the person needing the door opened doesn't get
hit by the door. I have seen people press the button thinking one
door will open and the door they are standing in the way of is the
door that ends up opening. The other thing about these doors is if
you see someone press the button to use the door don't barge through
the open door and block the other persons' way.
here is something that I really
don't like and it is when I pull open a door unless I step aside I'm
opening it for you to barge through it. I was opening the door so
that I could go through it. I had this happen in an apartment
building and I actually told off the individual that was trying to
push between me and the door that I had just started to open. This
person had stood waiting for someone to open the door thinking that
the person was opening it for them.
most interesting is when there are
two doors and one of them is propped open and you will notice that most
people will aim for that door even if it means that they have to
get in other people's way. If there are two doors side by side
please try and use the right-hand door. Basically, use the doors the
same way you use the roads in Canada. The right side of the doorway
is for you to open the right door. Yes, this is a challenge for some
of us that are left handed because the left door is a lot easier to
open but I still open the right door.
you ever watched people enter
doors where there are two separate doors, one to enter and one to
exit and the exit door has a do not enter sign on it. Watch and see
how many people will use that door as an entrance and wonder why they
are getting walked into by people leaving the store. These are the
people that get really upset when they get banged and figure that
they have the right of way.
are my tips:
you need to use
the automatic door button, that is fine but don't hammer on it as it
won't open any faster.
walk through a
door if it has just been opened if the person doing the opening has
stepped out of the way or motioned you to go through the door.
door if there are two doors.
if there are
separate enter and exit doors because you will probably either get
banged or walked into if you use the wrong one.
going in and out of places.
doors can be a challenge when
entering and exiting a building but remember you aren't the only one
using the door and you don't know who is watching.