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January 11th, 2007

Which is worse?

Yesterday I got to thinking, as one is wont to do, and contemplated this question:

When walking into a store like Target, which is worse: 1.) standing in front of a non-automatic door that says PUSH, waiting for it to open or 2.) leaning forward to push open an automatic door and falling forward as it opens on its own?

I purposely left out “walking into a non-automatic door, expecting it to open” because that would be the clear winner (and by winner, I mean loser) of the bunch.

Of the above two choices, I think I’d say that 2 is worse, only because if you find yourself waiting for an automatic door that never opens, you can at least pretend you’re searching your pockets for something to save face.

Posted in Everyday Life

wendi January 15, 2007, 7:14 pm

Oh, DEFINATELY #2 is worse. But I have another fun one. How about strolling through a shoe store, looking down at the tables and displays when your periferal vision picks up on someone else standing directly in front of you, probably coming your way, and doing the same thing you’re doing. Without looking up you quickly step to the right to let them pass, but they have done the same thing. so you step back to the left, and they again have had the same thought. You finally look up ready to make some witty comment like, “shall we dance?” only to realize that you are standing in front of a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling mirror and have been dancing with your own reflection! that’s almost as bad as falling through a door. Bottom line? I hope nobody was looking!

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