christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,
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Pet peeves

You know what I hate? I hate when people who don't need them use a handicap door. At my first office building in Seattle, there were handicap doors on either side of a revolving door and most people would push the button and watch as the door opened slowly. Then the door would sit there for a while before finally closing. What's so hard about using a revolving door? What's super annoying is that buildings who have them specifically want people to use them so the cold air from outside doesn't blow in. And instead, the doors sit open for a great deal of the day because people are too precious to touch a door. But buttons are somehow ok.

Anyway. There's a handicap door in the office in one spot where there really shouldn't be a door at all. But you can open it by pulling on the handle, pushing the button is the ultimate act of laziness. I might understand if you were carrying an armload of bagels and coffee for your coworkers, but even then, you can actually walk around the other direction and come in that one room from the other side.

I hadn't thought about it in a while because I luckily hardly ever see any coworkers any more now that I have an office to hide out in all day. But I can see that one door when I head to the bathroom or kitchen, and twice this week I saw the same girl push the button, stand there, and wait for the door to slowly open for her before going through it. Seriously, it's hella slow, but you can just pull the handle and walk right through!

I wouldn't have thought to mention it, but as I was entering the building just now after getting my fruit, someone was walking out right as I swiped my badge to open the door. Naturally I stepped aside and opened the door for her, and as she walked past, I realized it was the girl who I saw twice this week using the handicap door. I have to wonder if she waited near the door for someone to come along and open it for her.
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