Don't you hate when you are going through a door and the

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
December 9, 2008 2:58pm CST
person in front of you just lets the door slam, instead of holding it for you? I am so surprised at the number of people who do not hold the door for the person behind them. It only takes a second to be curteous. I never let the door go in someone's face. I will even hold the door if I see someone coming that is not at the door yet. Do you hold the door for the next person, or do you just let the door go, and maybe it slams in someone's face?
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
There are people like that and i am just glad that I do'nt meet those kinds of people often. I get the nice ones who keep the door open for you. Cheers!!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I almost always hold the door open for people that are coming up behind me. I say almost always because if it is insanely cold and windy outside I don't just because I don't want to let all the heat out of the house/building I am walking into. I will sometimes wait a few seconds if the person is not to the door yet too. My 8 year old son has even started doing it for people. Mostly older people for him.
@Reesers (1387)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I always hold the door open for the person behind me, even if it means standing there a few seconds longer until they reach the door. The only time I don't is if it's someone who is just a jerk. I'm a tour guide and we have a lot of school groups. Everytime we go through a door, I always ask the kids to make sure they've got the door open for the person behind them. However, there's always those few who aren't listening and someone will have the door slam shut in front of them. I'm always afraid little fingers will get caught in the door. On the flip side, if someone is holding the door for me, I always thank them.
• United States
9 Dec 08
I rarely hold the door for people behind me. I only do it if it's an older person or a pretty girl. Every one else is pretty much on their own. People rarely hold the door for me either. I don't see what the problem is. If you're an able bodied adult you can open the door for yourself.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 08
That is down right rude and uncalled for. Some people now days have no manners at all it seems. I've seen this happen recently myself. A woman with bags in both hands had the door shut on her because the man in front of her was evidently in too much of a hurry to show some consideration for others. I myself hold the door for all people when possible. Sometimes I hold out my hand joking about being a doorman needing tips. I think it is just a polite gesture is all and all shopuld be this courteous to others. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~