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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 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 1 Response Feb 16, 2011

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    I try and teach my son some old fashioned manners. always hold it for others and if its a female to open and lets her go first. I spent a lot of time standing outside places for...
    calichic calichic 36-40, F Feb 15

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    I'm going to stop holding the door for others who doesn't say thank you.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    a little courtesy goes a long way. small acts that show ypu care about other people. Hold a door, Hold the elevator, let someone with three items in front of you at the checkout...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's just polite and its kinda funny at school every day we're always holding the door so if there's like 3 ppl and doors the 1st one goes in and holds the door for the 2nd one...
    daniel7268 daniel7268 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Every morning after I get off the bus, I hold the door open for at least 10 minutes for everyone who gets off the bus. It makes me happy to help others :) even though over half don...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    Usually? I always hold the door open. Even if the person is 20 feet away, I'd probably just stand there waiting like a weirdo lol. One time at church, my brother, mother and I were...
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 4 Responses Feb 14

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    Sometimes you hold the door open for one person and before you know it you've been condemned to holding the door open for what seems like everyone.
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's not a hard thing to do. If I'm going out and someone is right behind me or coming in, I'll hold it open. It's not like it takes anything extra.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I hold doors open at my school, but I end up being late to class sometimes because I don't want to drop the door on anyone and will wait until entire mobs are through. How does one...
    Solidus99 Solidus99 18-21, M Feb 15

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    I feel guilty if I don't hold it open. It's almost as if I can feel those cold stares from them on my back sayin " dude you had one job"
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    it always surprises me how thankful and shocked people are when I hold the door open for them, do they really run into it that rarely?
    soggyenderman soggyenderman 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    100 percent of all time for any woman that I may be in front of,I do it out of respect and admiration for the love of females!
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    for me its more of a habit than being polite lol . i still open the door for my mum and girlfriend even after a huge arguement.
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M Feb 14

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    Its true, after being in a marriage with someone who cannot "put himself in others shoes" i have begun to realize the importance of empathy in relationships, family, and society...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Just outside my living-room window is a (home-made, in the spirit of Heath Robinson) bird table. It's a hubcap on a pole, topped with an upturned hanging basket cage to keep the...
    damselfly damselfly 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    my better half have this redundant custom ,whenever guest make the scene in our home ...my hubby initiate to pressurize them for not to leave without lunch or dinner. i know its...
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F Feb 21

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    Why is it so hard to share the feelings with the loved ones.
    mukhtar27061974 mukhtar27061974 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I'm lonely as hell its very simple. I messed up with the man I love and am afraid that I will always ruin it for the people I truly feel love for. I don't think its repairable...
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    this will probably shock some people but I want to help other people. I have been shown lots of love and support on here even when others hate me and be nasty to me.but I do want...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 26 Responses Feb 16

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    I love helping others because I was helped as a child and as an adult. There are only a few things I would not do for others. However, those are few an far and in between.
    tallmomwithkids tallmomwithkids 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    It's what we do for others that truely counts.
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    When you show up being your true, imperfect. authentic self; you create comfortable space for others to do the same. Walk boldly in your Truth!
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    Things I learned from life and from reading 1) Life is more simple then you think it is 2) always try to see the good in people this will make your life easier 3) Never let go...
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    When I was a small child, I never went anywhere without clinging on to my father. I had to hold his hand otherwise I would get anxious. And as a child who got anxious alot, it...
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    I always enjoy performing small acts of kindness. Simply holding the door open for someone and make someone's day better.
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