That thing where a person holds a door open for you

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:54 pm

but the arm holding the door open is horizontally parallel to your torso, thus preventing you from actually entering the room/building/etc.

This happens to me more than I think it should.
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Postby nosebleeds » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:55 pm

Fucking novices
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:55 pm

The intention is good, but the result is an awkward encounter as I try to enter a restroom.
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Postby nosebleeds » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 pm

I'd hold the door open correctly, but I'd say thank you when you thanked me and it's a restroom door and that'd be awkward too.
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Postby nosebleeds » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:57 pm

JUST DONT THANK ME AND WE'RE GOOD, MAN
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:59 pm

I'll hold a door open if I know I am in a position to do so without blocking the other person's path. That's just common sense.
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Postby separator » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:01 pm

Eyeball Kid wrote:I'll hold a door open if I know I am in a position to do so without blocking the other person's path. That's just common sense.


Maybe they know they're blocking you
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:04 pm

Nonsense
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Postby Milk » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:05 pm

Earlier i held a door for this woman coming out and then there was a guy behind me and i actually had the thought "i need to hold the door open for them too otherwise they'll think i only hold doors open for women" which probably makes me a bad person. I mean i don't just hold it open for women, normally i dont do that much but it just so happened she was coming out right as i was opening the door and i'd have looked like a dick not holding it but i thought if i'd held it open for a guy would i have then thought i need to hold it open for the guy behind me too? Maybe i'm low-key sexist... :?
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Postby terrific bedwetter » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:25 pm

I've done that some times if i'm leaving a place and the person coming in is on the side of the hinge. i give the door a little bump so it swings a little more open and sprint off
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Postby Debbie » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm

I may have held my last door

I did it for some lady last week and she gave me the "oh nice patriarchy" look and I felt like a schmuck I was just being polite!!
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:22 pm

I'm thinking of retiring from it, unless it's like an old person.
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Postby quinine » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:30 pm

think we need a diagram of this scenario cuz what is a "horizontally parallel to torso"
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Postby quinine » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:31 pm

maybe they intended for you to take over door-holding duties and were just trying to save you the effort of having to re-open it?
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:33 pm

quinine wrote:maybe they intended for you to take over door-holding duties and were just trying to save you the effort of having to re-open it?

This is possible! I'd rather they not bother.
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:35 pm

As for "horizontally parallel", imagine if you were walking along and a person you were about to pass suddenly stuck their arm straight out in front of you.
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Postby Robo-Chachi » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:38 pm

I love holding doors open. My record is 27 people at the Memphis Zoo.
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Postby quinine » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 pm

so this person was entering the same door as you in the same direction? yeah then they were just stopping it from closing in your face until you could get a hand on it, I do this
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:43 pm

quinine wrote:so this person was entering the same door as you in the same direction? yeah then they were just stopping it from closing in your face until you could get a hand on it, I do this

No, in this scenario they are exiting the place I am about to enter
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Postby quinine » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:08 pm

then why are you positioned like you are overtaking them

see, needs a diagram
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Postby Ides of Smarch » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:11 pm

"horizontally parallel"
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Postby Riverchrist » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm

Denise wrote:I may have held my last door

I did it for some lady last week and she gave me the "oh nice patriarchy" look and I felt like a schmuck I was just being polite!!


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Postby Ides of Smarch » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm

"to your torso"
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Postby marble » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:15 pm

at what distance does it become not ok to hold a door open for someone? i keep ending up in that situation where you hold it open but they're a bit too far away and they have to sort of run awkwardly to not make it inconvenient for you. i hate it.
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Postby Gutslab » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:15 pm

i held the door open for a couple people and the last one to come through was a women who kinda rolled her eyes and her expression was like 'it is what it is, ya know?'. then she whispered i'm sorry. wth
after she apologized, i said thank you bc i couldnt think of anything else
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Postby Ides of Smarch » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:17 pm

marble wrote:at what distance does it become not ok to hold a door open for someone? i keep ending up in that situation where you hold it open but they're a bit too far away and they have to sort of run awkwardly to not make it inconvenient for you. i hate it.
i cherish these moments. love making strangers feel awkward.
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Postby mondrary » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:20 pm

Milk wrote:Earlier i held a door for this woman coming out and then there was a guy behind me and i actually had the thought "i need to hold the door open for them too otherwise they'll think i only hold doors open for women" which probably makes me a bad person. I mean i don't just hold it open for women, normally i dont do that much but it just so happened she was coming out right as i was opening the door and i'd have looked like a dick not holding it but i thought if i'd held it open for a guy would i have then thought i need to hold it open for the guy behind me too? Maybe i'm low-key sexist... :?

i would go down rabbit holes like this a lot when my ocd was flaring up really bad, like almost exactly like this, and it was incredibly exhausting. so i am sorry you're having trains of thought like this. i can pretty much guarantee you that does not mean you're sexist.
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Postby Buddy Knox » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:50 am

Robo-Chachi wrote:I love holding doors open. My record is 27 people at the Memphis Zoo.


When I was a kid I made this mistake almost every Sunday while Mass was letting out and I’d have to hold the door for like 50 people because you can’t just let the door swing in somebody’s face at church.
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Postby Sobieski » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:06 am

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Postby The Sunken Place » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:40 am

only america has cheesy fucks running for long away held doors.

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