posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 03:53 AM
I think this thread is actually extremely important, as it shows how a society is either solid, or falling.
Holding the door for someone, man or woman, is a courteous thing, but not only that. It shows that you care for the flow of others' lives along with
No one has to hold a door. But if you do, you make it that much easier for people to go through it. If you don't, you make it that much harder. I've
had people let the door slam on me many times, because I'm tall and white. I don't deserve to have any help. I hold the door all the time, because
it's weird to let people have doors slam on them. Why do that? I don't care what gender you are - you're doing through that door, so why not keep it
open long enough to accomplish the mission?
I say hello, thank you, and How are you? to people I meet, or those who work at stores. They deserve to know that I'm not angry, not going to berate
them, that I'm comfortable to talk with and will work with them. So many times, I see people not even bother responding to the "hello" from the
worker. That is disgusting.
And, conversely, I've had this happen more times than I wish ever would:
Me: Ok, thanks.
Me with receipt: Thanks so much.
They're at the wrong job. They can do that all they like, but they're absolutely at the wrong job. You don't learn how to be a normal human by being a
crappy checker. They owe the store, not me, an apology. I know they lied when they said they can work with people. If you cannot talk with someone
directly talking with you, find another job.
I've been tempted to let doors fly in the face of women, being that they're the only ones who act like I've offended them by holding a door open so
that it doesn't slap them in the face (why are they so close behind me and complain that I held the door open? stay back if you don't like it). But I
won't be that man. What an awful creature.
On the other hand, I will not allow people to act like fools and block whole isles in the store just so they can read every word on a can of soup.
When I see this, I walk right up to them and stand at attention, looking down my nose at them. They -feel- what I'm doing just fine, and huff and move
their cart. Such action as blocking isles is worthy of retort, especially when plenty of isle is available.
Ha! Again, excellent thread.