But I didn’t mean to sound like a jerk

IMAG0013 (2)_e This morning I rushed to catch the elevator up from the parking garage and as I stepped in I said “thanks” to the woman holding the door for me.

Turns out, however, that I reflexively said “thanks” only to realize, after I got in the elevator, that her hand was nowhere near the open button. She had seen me coming and made no effort to hold the lift for me.

How sad is it that the other person got caught doing a dick move and I feel bad for coming across as passive aggressive?

1 thought on “But I didn’t mean to sound like a jerk”

  1. Meh – I think you’re entitled to assume someone will be nice and hold the door. If she feels anything but bad for not having held the door open in the first place, she’s got some other issues to work out with society generally.

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