Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holding the Door Open

This is a daily conundrum for me. Do I hold the door open for the guy behind me?

(Yes, I know there isn't anybody in that picture...use your imagination.)

Obviously, if he's a step or two behind me, then yes. And if he's still way down at the other end of the hallway, then no. But where do I draw the line?

Well, here's my rule of thumb. If the door would close on its own, all the way, before the person behind me gets to the door, then I won't hold the door open; otherwise, I will hold the door open. I think a typical office-type door takes 3-4 seconds to close on its own. So, there you go.

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