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I Hold The Elevator For Others

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    I like holding the elevator for others. When I get on the elevator, I glance to see if someone is coming in through the front door of our building. If someone is coming, I will hold the elevator. I live in a high rise seniors apartment building. So many people have walkers and...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 16, 2012

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    I Just Do

    I guess I never gave it much thought until I had to wait for the next one more than a couple of times. People are so rude sometimes. It's funny when you run into them shortly after though, lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2011

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    It's just common courtesy to do it. The only time I don't is when the next person is quite a ways away, or I don't notice someone behind me. I always apologise in that case, though...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 13

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    Last year, i was known as "the Gatekeeper" because of my need to hold the door for everyone. Idk y i hold the door i just do.
    LordJashin LordJashin 13-15, M May 5

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    The worst thing is when you expect someone to hold the door open for you, and that 'someone' slams the door on your face. What a complete moron!
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F May 13

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    I have manners. I believe manners are extremely important. It just makes me feel good to be nice. I'm a woman, but I'd still hold the door open for both guys and women.
    RocaAzul RocaAzul 18-21, F a week ago

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    I always do. Doesn't matter the gender, If someone is close I will hold the door. It is polite, courteous and considerate. If I am on a date, or out, I always try to open doors...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    People say that chivalry is dead and it's such a pity. I don't think so, not when it's common courtesy to hold the door open for someone, regardless of sex or gender. Chivalry isn...
    SecondHearts3 SecondHearts3 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I try to keep the door open for as long as possible. maybe I shouldn't have done that on the Submarine trip I went on lol.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 May 5

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    If you're in Northern New Jersey and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F a week ago

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    If you're in Northern New Jersey and have a high degree of empathy, join my meetup group. Http://meetup.com/NNJ-Empathy-Meetup/ We already have over 40 members. Our next Meetup...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F a week ago

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    Pray for me! I might have a potential new job tomorrow making good money and possibly full time in the field that I am trying to stay in!!! Wish me luck :)
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 May 14

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    For me, it's hard not to put myself in their shoes. It would be nice if more people would do that. It's almost like I can feel their pain with them.
    digitaloverload digitaloverload 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    i honestly am gonna stop thinking about my needs and wants in this life anymore. im done with it because when we have high expectations of ourselves and when we dont meet them or...
    heavenlytouch heavenlytouch 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Honestly it is just polite, I've always do it no matter if I'm being polite to girl or showing respect to an older person. In my opinion it's stuff like this that define your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    Just being courteous and obliging. Raised with the right morals and manners.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 22

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    Why wouldn't you? A small act of kindness Goes a long way.
    MrJingleswilly MrJingleswilly 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It should be a basic human trait, but it's often lacking in humans. It really upsets me.
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I gotta let it out from time to time.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have heard many judge those of us who use elevators and say we are lazy and other verbal unpleasantries of which I will not repeat. I was born physically disabled. I don't look...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 15

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    I am. Yes, I definitely "AM" and I definitely would love for others to accept who I AM... at least in a meaningful way. I have one best friend and at this age, that is plenty and...
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