Hey Ladies… If Another Woman Holds the Door Open for You, What's the Appropriate Response?

holdthatdoor Hey Ladies... If Another Woman Holds the Door Open for You, What's the Appropriate Response?

Hold That Door!

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!

  • angie

    Daughter’s Day Care…
    I think even more you should say Please and Thank You…
    Teach your kids some manner’s younger… maybe then there won’t be as many rude people as there are.

  • Christine

    I notice this too, worse than that is when I am driving. Women hardly ever do the courteous wave if you let them go in front of you! And it’s rare that women let you go in front of them, I find mostly it’s the men that let you in front of them. Men more times than not give you the courteous wave. I find this especially true with school traffic. My solution: I don’t let them in front of me anymore. I always say thank you and do the courteous wave (in the car).

  • shan

    If I open the door for someone and they dont give me a thank you..i still say YOURE WELCOME. It may be obnoxious but so is a lack of courtesy! I still think all guys should hold the door for a woman.

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