February 02, 2005

Double doors

It's always puzzled me why people pull open doors that open both ways…


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  1. I believe there exists an assumption that unmarked doors are for pulling. Except in Norfolk, where the assumption is for push. Even if the door says pull.

    02 Feb 2005, 11:18

  2. I've heard it said that the only way to lead the people of Norfolk is to find which direction they're walking and walk in front of them…
    I think it was a bishop that said it, not that it's particularly relevant…

    02 Feb 2005, 11:30

  3. What amuses me is the way that people will wait at double doors while you come through one of them. Both doors work you know, particularly on the Science concourse.

    Incidently I don't recall ever seeing those doors pulled open, except by the odd classics student wandering slowly talking about vases.

    02 Feb 2005, 12:26

  4. I agree about the waiting; I was just about to mention it.
    It's just silly…

    02 Feb 2005, 13:21

  5. I pull open the doors on the science concourse, particularly when there's a crowd of people standing on the other side, waiting to go through the other, open, door.
    It then really pisses me off when they seem to think that I've opened the door just for them.

    02 Feb 2005, 14:45

  6. What really annoys me is people who dawdle along, stop suddenly in narrow corridors and on stairs, and are completely oblivious to the fact that you're in a hurry.
    I notice this a lot; when I seem to be the only person who actually wants to get anywhere…

    02 Feb 2005, 14:56

  7. They only do it when there's six or seven behind you, so the whole path concertinas into the back of them.

    Probably worse, though, are those who insist on fitting as many people as the can in a line, and when you approach from the other direction expect you to stop or walk in the road.

    02 Feb 2005, 15:23

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