Do you hold the door open for people? Do you get mad if they don't say "Thank You"?

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Do you hold the door open for people? Do you get mad if they don't say "Thank You"?

vegan.guy vegan.guy
When you go into public buildings, do you hold the door open for strangers? Do you get mad if they don't say "Thanks"?
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I hold the door open and I expect a "Thank You"
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32  (34%)
I hold the door open and I don't care if I get a "Thank You"
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60  (63%)
I don't hold the door open for people
idunshire , LikeSunshineDust
2  (2%)
Other
KnK
1  (1%)
Total votes: 95
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02/16/2011
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Envy Envy
I admit I kinda expect a thank you, but being that I live around LA, people seem to lack a thing called 'manners'....
02/16/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
It's always nice when I get a "thank you", but honestly, my day will keep on going just fine without one.
02/16/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I expect some sort of acknowledgment, whether it be a "thank you", head nod, smile, or whatever, but I can't say I get angry if I don't get it.
02/16/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I never expect anything in return for what I offer, gifts, gestures of kindness, whatever. It's certainly nice to receive appreciation, but I strongly believe that gifts, assistance, acts of kindness should be offered freely, without expectation of anything in return. Not even a thank you.
02/16/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I never expect anything in return for what I offer, gifts, gestures of kindness, whatever. It's certainly nice to receive appreciation, but I strongly believe that gifts, assistance, acts of kindness should be offered freely, without expectation ...
This hits it right on the head!
02/16/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
I admit I kinda expect a thank you, but being that I live around LA, people seem to lack a thing called 'manners'....
Yeah. A lot of people around here seem to be the same.
02/16/2011
gone77 gone77
I don't get mad, but I do note when people don't say thank you. While I don't think anyone should be forced to, I think it's proper to recognize such things and thank the person who did it.
02/16/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I hold the door open, yes, and I don't get mad when people don't say thank you.

I'm not holding the door open for them, I'm holding the door open for me.
if they appreciate it, all the better.
02/16/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by vegan.guy
When you go into public buildings, do you hold the door open for strangers? Do you get mad if they don't say "Thanks"?
I hold the door open because it makes ME feel good to help someone out. If they don't appreciate it then that's their problem.
02/16/2011
danellejohns danellejohns
I hold the door open because I know it is a nice and polite thing to do. I don't ever expect any kind of response from someone. It seems natural to me to do this.

But I also don't expect some of the snide comments I have gotten from holding the door open for someone.
02/16/2011
potstickers potstickers
I hold doors open because I'd like others to return the favor when I need it. I don't expect a thank-you. As long as the person appreciates it inside, it counts.
02/16/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I don't get mad but it would be nice if they did. People here for the most part do. And I thank everyone for everything. I thank my bus driver daily, mouth thank you to the car letting me cross the street.
02/16/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
I don't get mad but if they sashay through the door, nose stuck up in the air then yes, I think something like 'Go ahead, your Highness!' and wonder where a thing called manners went.
02/16/2011
HoneyHoney HoneyHoney
Sometimes I say it, sometimes I don't. Depends if I'm in a hurry and just need to get through the door without a whole deal about how grateful I am for you holding a door, I say thanks while I'm on my way through. It's never been an issue. But what I hate most of all are groups of people who shimmy in when I wasn't opening the door for them.
02/16/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
More often than a "Thank you." I get a strange look. Apparently because I have oddly colored hair, tattoos and piercings it's just odd for me to hold a door for someone. Holding doors is something I always do. I'm incredibly polite. It bothers me to no end when people look at me like they thought I was going to slam it in their face.
02/16/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Quote:
Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I never expect anything in return for what I offer, gifts, gestures of kindness, whatever. It's certainly nice to receive appreciation, but I strongly believe that gifts, assistance, acts of kindness should be offered freely, without expectation ...
What she said!
02/16/2011
zeebot zeebot
I don't mind no thank you, but I'd like acknowledgement of some kind, even if it's just a smile or eye contact. Ignoring me is just rude.
02/17/2011
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
I like in the south. I was born here. I hear more of it so I have come to expect it.
02/17/2011
kittychilla kittychilla
haha, reminds me of the other weekend when some friends and myself were at a movie and one of my friends held the door open at the end of it, and only got one thank you, then was like "gee..all i get is one lousy thank you?" and some guy passing by says "thank you!"

but yeah..i kind of expect a thank when i have the door open for someone.
02/17/2011
married with children married with children
I expect people to be polite, but get the opposite from them.
02/17/2011
clp clp
I'm not sure if I expect a thank you, but I do expect acknowledgment. Look me in the eye, tilt your head, nod, anything. I HATE IT when I hold the door or go out of my way for someone and they breeze on by like I am their servant and they deserve star treatment regardless. In those cases (they aren't often), I do call out 'you are welcome!' behind them.
02/17/2011
sweet seduction sweet seduction
I do it out of habit so I don't care if they say thank you
02/17/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Quote:
Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I never expect anything in return for what I offer, gifts, gestures of kindness, whatever. It's certainly nice to receive appreciation, but I strongly believe that gifts, assistance, acts of kindness should be offered freely, without expectation ...
This.

The way I look at I don't get made if they don't say thank you, but I do get happy if they do.
02/17/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I get pissed when I don't get a "thank you."
02/17/2011
idunshire idunshire
Apparently I'm the only bad person that doesn't hold the door open for other people...
I do the little push if someone is directly behind me, but I never hold the door for someone on purpose. I don't like it when people do it for me, honestly.
02/17/2011
❦Angel Of Music❦ ❦Angel Of Music❦
Its funny that I saw this because just last week my boyfriend flipped out when he held the door for my mother, and she forgot to say thank you. I mentioned it to her and she didn't even realize that she didn't say thank you. My boyfriend and I got in a pretty big fight because he called her f*****g rude and it really upset me because I know she would have said thank you if she wasn't preoccupied.

When it comes to me, I live in a town full of marines who think you owe them the world. Don't get me wrong I am very thankful for our military and what the do for our country, but seriously I opened the door for you and I can't get a simple thank you? Mostly they just completely ignore me or give me a dirty look. So, over time I just learned to let it go. I just think of karma and what comes around goes around and if I do something good it will come back to me someday.
02/18/2011
lezergirl lezergirl
sometimes people thank you, sometimes they don't - especially if there are multiple doors - and that's alright by me.
02/18/2011
Mistress M. Mistress M.
I like it when people thank me for opening the door for them. It doesn't happen very often, so I don't care if it doesn't. It is just a common courtesy.
02/18/2011
KikiChrome KikiChrome
Quote:
Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I never expect anything in return for what I offer, gifts, gestures of kindness, whatever. It's certainly nice to receive appreciation, but I strongly believe that gifts, assistance, acts of kindness should be offered freely, without expectation ...
Agreed!

+100

The value for me is in the giving, not in the thanks.
02/18/2011
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