Ok, this seems like a no-brainer, right? But apparently not.
I can’t tell you how many times I have held the door for another woman and she breezes through without saying a word or even looking at me. I’m not a doorman!!!! So unless you plan to give me a big tip at Christmas, what is the proper reaction?
It’s not really that difficult… a simple “thank you” or even nodding your head to acknowledge that someone has done something polite is in order.
I don’t know if it’s a competitive thing with some women where they feel they have to make you feel like you’re something on the bottom of their shoe when you extend a nice gesture. But, honestly, it reflects more on the rude woman than it does on the one that held the door open.
So what’s the proper reaction when you’re snubbed?
I have poor impulse control, so I usually throw out a really snotty “you’re welcome”. Of course, it doesn’t even make a dent in the woman walking away, but it makes ME feel better. But my favorite thing to do is… laugh! Makes them wonder!
So ladies, are you the door opener or the door opener snubber? Let me know in the comments section below if YOU have a great way to treat a snubber!