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I Hold The Elevator For Others

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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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    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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    if I see a lady or a older person or handicap person I always hold the door open for them I was taught this by my dad he always told me you might need someone to hold the door for...
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    I do, it's good manners and it doesn't take any effort - I think little things like that are nice! But if they don't say thank you, I'll slam the next one in their face!
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    Especially for the ladies. ^^
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    I’ve always done this for as long as I learned how to open a door. It’s just a natural, innate thing for me. Doesn’t matter the gender or age of the person, I like opening...
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    I always do. My kids have picked this up and do it at school...to the extreme though. They will stand there and wait for someone still in the parking lot to reach the doors. He...
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