Holding doors is a thankless job - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-21-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,414
Local Time: 09:13 PM
Holding doors is a thankless job

So I'm leaving the mall and I'm holding open the door for my girlfriend, like a proper gentleman, and another couple is close behind so I hold the door for them too...

NO "THANK YOU"

This might be a small thing to be so pissed about, but I am absolutely livid.



Dammit I forgot to put the lemon next to this thread.
__________________

__________________
impy13 is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Zoots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: the great beyond
Posts: 36,802
Local Time: 10:13 AM
Re: Holding doors is a thankless job

Quote:
Originally posted by inmyplace13
Dammit I forgot to put the lemon next to this thread.


Well, it happens you know. People are either pre-occupied, in a bad mood or just don't care. I like to believe that it's not the latter.
__________________

__________________
Zoots is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
Blue Crack Supplier
 
~BrightestStar~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Gettin' hot in a photobooth....livin it up in Ikeaville
Posts: 35,735
Local Time: 04:13 AM
Proper social behavior requires them to say thank you by the time they're half way through.....thus, giving one plenty of time to let go if they don't.
__________________
~BrightestStar~ is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 04:47 PM   #4
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,641
Local Time: 02:13 AM
I held a door for 7 people at the movie theater the other day and I only got one 'thank you'. 1 out of 7 and the one was an old man.
__________________
BVS is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 04:49 PM   #5
Blue Crack Distributor
 
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 03:13 AM
That's almost as bad as when you're driving down a residental street and you let another car pass and don't get so much as a nod of thanks.
__________________
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 04:55 PM   #6
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,414
Local Time: 09:13 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
That's almost as bad as when you're driving down a residental street and you let another car pass and don't get so much as a nod of thanks.
Oh yeah, I hate not being thanked on the road. Just lift your hand a bit and make me feel like I'm being recognized for being a ncie guy.

Shit.
__________________
impy13 is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 05:16 PM   #7
Babyface
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 21
Local Time: 03:13 AM
We have a 3 year old and one of the first things we taught her is please and thank you. You can hand her a napkin and she tells you thank you.

If a 3 year old can do it you would think an adult can.
__________________
ava83 is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 06:15 PM   #8
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Great Beyond//
Posts: 8,637
Local Time: 08:13 AM
I have a blue window.
__________________
Mullen4Prez is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 06:45 PM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
discothequeLP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,093
Local Time: 01:13 AM
i dont just say thank you, i give people hugs. it's better that way.




unless they smell
__________________
discothequeLP is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 08:26 PM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
BluRmGrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Leather Heaven
Posts: 7,808
Local Time: 04:13 AM
I usually say a loud, sarcastic, "You're welcome!" to people who've ignored me when I held the door for them, or let them ahead of me in the grocery line because they have fewer items, etc. etc. At worst, they keep ignoring me. At best, I embarrass them in front of the other people who are around us.
__________________
BluRmGrl is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 10:13 PM   #11
Paper Gods
Forum Administrator
 
KhanadaRhodes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: a vampire in the limousine
Posts: 60,598
Local Time: 02:13 AM
i ALWAYS say thank you whenever anyone does things like that for me. you know what someone did for me yesterday? it was no big deal but i thought it was so sweet. i was getting on the trolley with my ex and i gave him the only open seat cuz his arm is broken so i can take the risk of getting bumped better than he can. so the older man sitting next to him scooted over so i'd have room too. i mean no one got up or anything but still then it was a little cramped. i made sure to turn over and tell him thanks.

i too hate it when i hold the door for people and don't get a thanks.
__________________
KhanadaRhodes is offline  
Old 06-21-2005, 10:47 PM   #12
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 19,255
Local Time: 02:13 AM
That is nice, Khanada .

I'm lucky-I generally get thanks from people when I hold a door open for them. And I've had many people be nice enough to hold a door open for me (my old boyfriend having been one of them ), and definitely always say thanks. But yeah, it does kinda suck when people don't thank you for a kind gesture and that. That's a shame that some of you have had to deal with that.

Angela
__________________
Moonlit_Angel is online now  
Old 06-21-2005, 11:01 PM   #13
War Child
 
Sparkysgrrrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: under the table and screaming
Posts: 754
Local Time: 12:13 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by discothequeLP
i dont just say thank you, i give people hugs. it's better that way.




unless they smell
That's a strangers easiest way to a beating if they hugged me.
STRANGER DANGER!
__________________
Sparkysgrrrl is offline  
Old 06-22-2005, 03:53 AM   #14
War Child
 
myusernamehere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The question is; where are you?
Posts: 768
Local Time: 03:13 AM
It's funny cuz if you don't hold a door, then you get the "harumph" sigh.

I always thank people who are nice enough to hold a door.
__________________
myusernamehere is offline  
Old 06-22-2005, 06:19 AM   #15
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 03:13 AM
I always hold doors and I can't stand it when people don't - it's a common courtesy

A few days ago I stood there forever holding a door for a girl who just turned her back and talked to her friend

People don't seem to have any basic manners anymore
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com