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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 hold the door for others and them I don't know when to stop holding the door for people...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Kind of funny that this is an experience, but I know a lot if people don't hold doors open for others and don't even say thanks when you do so for them, makes me wanna push them...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have never been able to work for others, especially people my own age. they blame you for the stupid things they do and often make you do crappy things that no one wants to do...
    Emprosium Emprosium 18-21 Sep 10

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    I live in Texas, and I an honestly say that just about everywhere I go someone holds the door open for me or I hold the door open for about 15 minutes until people stop going in...
    Marielights Marielights 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember the days when I was too weak to hold the door open for people (like 3 days ago). With big doors when I try to hold them open I'm so weak and they start closing and I'm...
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This falls under the 'golden rule' - I appreciate when someone holds a door for me, so I act in-kind. Courtesy costs nothin.
    sercouwis sercouwis 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was raised with my grandma who's biggest goal was to instill manners in my brother and I. She'd even slap our hand if we didn't say "yes ma'm" or "no sir", so holding the door...
    daughtersofanarchy daughtersofanarchy 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Not do and have I done that my whole life, but when I could, I would walk around the neighborhood of where ever I was living and try asking elders if they needed help with taking...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    If a female can do it for anyone why can't men do it for their wives. -_- just a question.
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's kind of a habit now. My mum use to tell me to get the door for a lot of older people or people who couldn't open it. So now I just do it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I always open the door for people, no matter their age or gender. In my mind it's just common courtesy.
    indigo286 indigo286 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always feel awkward when there's an airlock double door thing going on, and someone opens the door, then I walk through and there's a second door, that I feel like I should open...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Yes I always do, especially for the elders. I love my elders!
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Kind of disappointing that this is considered an experience. Everyone should be opening doors for ppl, it's not some Giant accomplishment, it's just being polite. Then again many...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I care not who sees me nude. im 55 been nudist for 34 years. if this state allowed public nudity it would be great.
    joells joells 51-55, M Sep 5

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    I don't know why someone wouldn't, it's such an easy thing to do. Just a simple kind gesture can really make a person'a day.
    jaaldrich1 jaaldrich1 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It's just common courtesy... I don't see why anyone wouldn't. A simple act of kindness can really make someone's day.
    JasonAldrich JasonAldrich 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I used to do this all the time anyway, but once you've worked in retail (through both the good and the bad), you can truly see how a simple act of kindness can take someone who's...
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I live in an extremely multi-cultural city and I've noticed over the years that there are certain cultures that don't understand certain kind gestures. Like they're from a world of...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    But. Ulterior motives. Anterior motives. Posterior motives.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Some people think teens are obnoxious and I agree some are but I'm not one of those I am polite and kind and people misjudge me when they see me...
    cwebb1221 cwebb1221 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I always do too:). .
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And no one even says thank you... Wtf seriously? 😂
    Keyyuhn Keyyuhn 13-15, F 19 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yeah I do believe that . Some people come into your life just suddenly and you only talk to then for some minutes but you know that you want these people to stay , others are in...
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    ok its 10am for me right now and i want someone to make a holding plan for me today and chat throughout it but it has to end by 4pm let me know if your interested in making me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Doing little things for others a always has made me feel better. I love doing what I can for my friends no matter what it takes.
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    The way I figure it is I have enough topics that everyone can find me. If you genuinely like my ideas and want to get to know me. Give me a shout. But looking for others...
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    What if you were driving down the road and hit someone accidentally? Would you jump out and yell, "I didn't mean to!" and drive away? Or worse, get offended if they were upset with...
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