Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I don't get it

This bothers me every time it happens, and then I forget about it until it happens again, and then I'm immediately bothered all over again.

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. 

WHY? 

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?

21 comments:

  1. That is something I don't get either. It would be nice if people always acknowledged your thank you, but it just doesn't always happen that way. I try to not let it get to me.

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  2. I live in what I would consider to be the rudest city in the nation.

    MIAMI.

    NOTHING...and I mean NOTHING surprises me. The lack of common courtesy is startling.

    People are just...well...no words. Yeah, Megan. I don't get it either. ;)

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  3. I like it when people watch me struggle to get through the door and don't bother to help. :)

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  4. they dont respond? sooooo weird!

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  5. I don't get it either. I think maybe they are just antisocial.

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  6. That is so weird...who doesn't respond? All you have to say is "you're welcome."

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  7. I think mine don't respond because I usually whack them in the knees with the car seat as I try to squeeze on by. :)

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  8. ugghhhh....... You know what bothers me, people who see me with the baby, but refuse to hold the door, walk in front of me bump into me... UGGHHHHHHH....... I love nice people!!

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