Is It Really So Hard to Hold the Office Door?

Illustration by Andrew Joyner

This morning, a man held the office door open for me. It was a nice gesture, but I was about 20 feet behind him and had to break into a trot so he didn’t have to stand there waiting, with his breakfast granola bar balanced on top of his coffee cup. As I passed through, I almost apologized for being so far away. Then when I left for lunch, a woman walking in front of me let the door slam in my face.

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