I like polite people. (who doesn't, right?)
And when I am carrying my 20 lb baby in her 10 lb infant car seat, I certainly have my hands full, so I really appreciate the random stranger that opens doors for me.
except, pretend that little blue guy is actually a woman
one who is carrying a baby car seat :)
Anyway, because I do appreciate the gesture, I always say thank you and always with a smile. Not like a mumbled thanks, but a direct, look you in the eye, cheerful thank you.
But then the weird thing is, 9 times out of 10, the door holder doesn't respond.
If you're polite enough to hold the door open for a stranger, are you not polite enough to respond to a thank you? I'm not trying to engage you in conversation, but a simple "you're welcome" or "sure" or "no problem" or even a little head nod would be an appropriate response.
Has anyone else noticed this? Thoughts?