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Postby Coppermine » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:48 am

It's British, yet still funny: http://www.idkwtf.com/videos-polite-distance

It's an interesting discussion. On a note of it, I hate it when someone holds the door open for me when I'm clearly more than 2 or 3 steps away, which forces me to do that half walk/jog thing so that I don't have to feel bad for this person holding the door open for me, who is an idiot for holding the door open for someone who is walking 20 feet behind them. If I'm right behind you, thank you for holding the door for me. If I need to sprint to the door for your benefit, then you have a lot to learn about social etiquette. It's ok to let the door close if I'm more than 2 or 3 steps away. Really.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:27 am

oh my god...i cant believe you've touched on this. this is a HUGE problem at my school. people have zero knowledge about door opening. some people will look over their shoulder and let the doors close right on me. i give them dirty looks, but they dont see. OR you have the people who make the eye contact and then stand there holding the door. its really a tough situation though, because once the eye contact is made, you really cant close the door can you? UGH
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:38 am

I hate this situation, which is why I just plow through the door and give it a shove to keep it open a few more seconds without having to stand there. That way, the effort is made but I don't have to wait.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:12 pm

Ah, another tiny nuance in the stew of life overblown by Cu yet again. :-D

When I open a door, I'll just nonchalantly push it or pull it as far back as possible so that allows someone four or five steps away to grab a hold of the door while it swivels back to close. Sometimes, I'll be nice and look over my shoulder and leave it open for the person two or three steps away. I don't think it's a big deal at all.
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Postby Coppermine » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:15 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:Ah, another tiny nuance in the stew of life overblown by Cu yet again. :-D

When I open a door, I'll just nonchalantly push it or pull it as far back as possible so that allows someone four or five steps away to grab a hold of the door while it swivels back to close. Sometimes, I'll be nice and look over my shoulder and leave it open for the person two or three steps away. I don't think it's a big deal at all.


You want me to bring back the toilet paper discussion? :-D :-b
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:21 pm

Coppermine wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:Ah, another tiny nuance in the stew of life overblown by Cu yet again. :-D

When I open a door, I'll just nonchalantly push it or pull it as far back as possible so that allows someone four or five steps away to grab a hold of the door while it swivels back to close. Sometimes, I'll be nice and look over my shoulder and leave it open for the person two or three steps away. I don't think it's a big deal at all.


You want me to bring back the toilet paper discussion? :-D :-b


Just to spoil Madison's appetite, why not. ;-7
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:03 pm

other factors

How old/capable is the person behind you

what is he/she carrying?
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Postby bigh0rt » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:06 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:other factors

How old/capable is the person behind you

what is he/she carrying?


They're in a wheelchair, carrying a Mini Cooper. Poof! Let them open their own damn door.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:06 pm

Coppermine wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:Ah, another tiny nuance in the stew of life overblown by Cu yet again. :-D

When I open a door, I'll just nonchalantly push it or pull it as far back as possible so that allows someone four or five steps away to grab a hold of the door while it swivels back to close. Sometimes, I'll be nice and look over my shoulder and leave it open for the person two or three steps away. I don't think it's a big deal at all.


You want me to bring back the toilet paper discussion? :-D :-b


i just had to yell at the wife this morning for hanging it under
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Postby Coppermine » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:57 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Coppermine wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:Ah, another tiny nuance in the stew of life overblown by Cu yet again. :-D

When I open a door, I'll just nonchalantly push it or pull it as far back as possible so that allows someone four or five steps away to grab a hold of the door while it swivels back to close. Sometimes, I'll be nice and look over my shoulder and leave it open for the person two or three steps away. I don't think it's a big deal at all.


You want me to bring back the toilet paper discussion? :-D :-b


i just had to yell at the wife this morning for hanging it under


And well deserved; you'd have to be deranged to not prefer the over position which allows the paper to flow easier, prevents it from getting stuck on the back, and makes it easier to reach.

I really can't understand how so many people see this as such a trivial issue. :-b
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