People Who Try Locked Doors

photo aken by me - Newton Heath Library - Manchester
Preston, England
May 9, 2016 10:28am CST
I was waiting for the local library to open today after its irritating lunch-time recess. As the 2pm opening got closer, more people were queuing and waiting to get in. Despite the queue and in some cases even asking if the library was open yet and being told no, several newcomers walked past the queue to try the doors for themselves, finding, (surprise surprise) that they were locked. Why can’t people accept what is patently obvious? Arthur Chappell
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@marlina (76827)
• Canada
9 May 16
Because people are impatient by nature.
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• United States
9 May 16
some folks're jest'n a hurry to get nowhere 'n simple logic seems to elude 'em.
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@suziecat7 (3395)
• Asheville, North Carolina
9 May 16
People are annoyingly impatient and want things immediately. They need to chill.
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@Corbin5 (113475)
• United States
9 May 16
I have seen people do that too and it boggles the mind.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
9 May 16
This is human nature and is never likely to change.
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@Susan2015 (21335)
• United States
9 May 16
At a few different jobs, I've watched as clients tug at the locked door. If it doesn't open the first time, I don't know why they think it will open the second time. Then they tend to stare in the building or look at their watch and point to it.
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@Hannihar (40272)
10 May
@arthurchappell I often wondered that same thing. If someone is standing outside to wait for something to open don't the people understand that they could have tried to door themselves to see if it was open or not. or standing there because it is not open yet.
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• Preston, England
10 May
@Hannihar they seem to like the idea of being smug about outsmarting everyone else but end up making idiots of themselves trying
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@Hannihar (40272)
10 May
@arthurchappell Arthur so so true. In less there is a sign the logical thing is to ask when they open There are places here that have signs but they do not necessarily open when they say they do.
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• Preston, England
10 May
@Hannihar some signs here are very misleading
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 May 16
Lol people are so impatient.Fine if they are impatient but it will make me angry if someone sees people in a queue but they feel their hurry is more and pass a queue to try a locked door.What are they trying to prove? the ones standing waiting are not good enough?
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• Preston, England
9 May 16
they seem to think no one else has tried the door or seen other reason to accept the place isn't open yet - most do move to the back of the queue once their experiment on the door fails
@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
9 May 16
@arthurchappell Lol,they move to the back feeling stupid
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
because everyone was totally waiting in line for funsies lol
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• Preston, England
10 May 16
@Jessicalynnt they would love to have the door open for them and for us all to bow before them as our new miracle performing gods for doing what we never expected to work
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10 May 16
Impatience, boredom, something to do instead of just standing there, self-importance, lack of attention ... I check my own locked front door even when I know I've just locked it. But that's just my own stupidity. :)
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• Preston, England
10 May 16
@Poppylicious I end up double chcking my own doors are locked but I think that adds our ense of security and peace of mind into the mix.
@RasmaSandra (19168)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 May 16
@arthurchappell many people are very impatient. I think it is this crazy world that has made them that way. I remember once back in NYC waiting in line for a store to open. A very stressed man yanked that locked door so hard about just a minute before opening and dislocated his shoulder. As we entered the store the ambulance was pulling up and the man was shouting about suing the store
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@akalinus (20204)
• United States
9 May 16
That is one for the books.
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@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
10 May 16
The reason why...patience is a virtue ;(
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@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 May 16
That happens a lot here. It's not like the rest of us are standing in line for the heck of it. Silly people.
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@just4him (124505)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 May 16
I think people want to prove the rest of those in line are waiting unnecessarily when the doors are really open, only to prove that the queue was right all along.
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@celticeagle (119325)
• Boise, Idaho
9 May 16
Because they feel they are in the upper levels of society and don't have to go by the rules. These are the same people who cut in the line.
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@akalinus (20204)
• United States
9 May 16
Mostly because they don't believe what you are telling them and they have to check for themselves.
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@aninditasen (1794)
• Raurkela, India
9 May 16
Impatiences in this case stops us from accepting the truth.
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• China
10 May 16
I don't like the queuing lark either.What surprises me is that there are so many gluttons of books over there when many people have a bug about the internet.
• Preston, England
10 May 16
I think I more than qualify as a book glutton
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