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- Feb 9, '11 by CJMRI too notice a lot of women will walk right through without even acknowledging the person who held the door for her. So weird. I don't care who it is or how many people are walking through at once, I always say thank you. I say it extra loud & friendly if a little boy is holding the door for me. I just think that is the cutest thing.
- Nov 22, '11 by oneawareYeah, I do. I'll hold the door for men as well if they are present. I never much cared when someone had a problem with chivalry.
- Nov 23, '11 by LoqueI also hold the door open for anyone, regardless of sex, color, whatever.
It's pretty much an automatic response for me. I don't expect anything in return or any acknowledgment. It's sort of like me in my head saying "Well, I'm already here, and there's this person behind me, so why not?"
- Nov 23, '11 by rebelgirl#1I hold the door open. I figure it is a nice gesture for one and all. My husband holds and lets people come through. Old men say Thanks and get the door so my husband can catch up with me. Young guys walk through. Most women say Thanks.
- Dec 9, '11 by ParkerBeanCurdRN,BSNI hold doors for men or women. When they don’t say thank-you, I generally speak up with “You’re Welcome!” Then I get the “thank-you.”
It’s all about training people on how to be polite.
- Dec 9, '11 by IEDaveDid it this afternoon at my CNA information session - almost didn't get a seat in the lecture hall because of it!
- Jan 28, '12 by 2mintI usually like to step in then hold the door from the inside so it's easier to pass the torch to the next dude, but for the ladies, I usually hold the door from the outside.
Yes, I do it for both sexes. When I was younger it was about common courtesy.
Now I can't help but notice that it is really about being "the final arbiter of all things."
Case in point: look at all the Bond movies, when he opens doors or pull out chairs for the ladies, he didn't do it "nerdy-ly" instead he did it with an air of "being the final arbiter of all things."
Also "the final arbiter of all things" will either be the 1st or the last thru the door, not in between. Case in point: during the recent State of the Union Address, who's the last to arrive?
Now do all my dudes see why some women view your courteous act as a domineering act instead?
With this said, will I continue to hold doors for everyone? Yes.
- Jan 28, '12 by Ldial1I hold the door for anyone following me through a door. I think it's rude not to hold it for someone following behind you.