Practical Tips for Productive Living
A woman was blocking the doors of her train, preventing it from leaving. A fellow commuter did what we all wish we could do.
You were clearly on the fence about the train ride anyway. He just wanted to help you decide. My typical method of glaring at a door-blocker’s back and occasionally exchanging an eye-roll with passangers across from me has not been working so well for the past twenty years. Maybe it’s time I switched to foot-shoves. The YouTube description claims the woman was waiting for a friend. No excuse! If you’re the one who’s constantly holding doors for your lollygagging friends, you need to cut them out of your life and get new friends who can keep up with your fast-moving, girl-on-the-go lifestyle. Also, she’s really not displaying proper “holding doors for a friend” etiquette. You’re supposed to lean out the door, shouting “Come on! Come on!” at the top of the stairs, making clear that the friend is on her way and trying her best, while also providing your fellow commuters with something to root for. When the friend finally squeezes through the closing doors, the rest of the train forgives you because they got to witness a nice little Indiana Jones moment. This woman doesn’t do a thing to build the suspense. Even if the friend made it, it would barely even amount to a Remo Williams moment. Therefore, foot-shove! (by Bob Powers)
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