The Hold-The-Door Radius
138. That awkward, rushed-walk you do when someone holds the door for you because you’re too far
Ding ding ding, you’ve hit a double-awkward moment!
We’re going to discuss something very important today: The Hold-The-Door Radius.
Traditionally, at least here in the United States, human beings are known to hold the doors for each other. It is one of those things that may restore your faith in humanity when you see it. One complete stranger looking back at you, while holding the door with one arm and making sure that his 4-year old doesn’t run away, he smiles and you smile back . You say thank you as you grab the door yourself and make your way into the store. Kindness.
Then we ruin it.
Stores were all like “Kindness? What?” and made these things called Automatic Doors that open on their own. And sometimes they don’t. People can no longer do that. And can the 4-year old kid run away? NO! They make kid-leashes now.
Here’s what’s up with the Hold-The-Door Radius:
- If you hold the door for someone and they’re too far away, you will end up waiting for him or her. Awkwardly standing there with your arm in an uncomfortable position if you’re holding it from the inside.
- When someone holds the door for you, you have to walk faster as the holder watches you run for it.
- As someone tries to exit while you’re holding the door you’re not only NOT helping, you’re in the way of two people. Nice job, dumbohead.
- They might not say thank you and you’ll end up feeling angry instead of nice, and kind, and beautiful, and grateful, and whatever else happy people say.
The Hold-The-Door Radius: