Holding the door for someone is just good manners, it has NOTHING to do with gender roles. If I see a group of dudes exiting a building as I’m walking in I’ll hold the door for them every time, and I’d do the same thing for a group of ladies. So basically what I’m trying to say is the woman below who learned a very bloody and painful life lesson should learn to get over herself, because if she wasn’t so stuck up about someone holding the door none of this would’ve ever happened.
So this actually happened a few months ago, when I started my new job.
So I’m an intern at a small web-development company. I’m here to write code but because there’s not a lot of work going I frequently leave the building to go for smoke breaks. The building we’re in has a couple of other companies in it. Some of the other people are really nice but some see others as competition and treat people accordingly.
So first week, I hold open a door for a woman who works on the floor below us. She tells me that it’s offensive for someone to hold hold the door open because shes a woman, I just leave it and tell her I’d do it for anyone, she’s pretty pissed so I took the stairs instead of taking the elevator with her. Here the TIFU really begins. So a few weeks later, I’m coming in from a smoke break I was on my phone, trying to get my auto correct to work. I walk through the door and see someone coming towards the door so as I always do, I hold it open. Now this morning I was particularly annoyed, tired and stressed. I peek up from my phone to look at who’s coming and it’s her, Mrs Door Assault. So I simply let the door go and get into the elevator. She mustn’t have been looking as she got to the door because she walks straight into it, this big ass fire door. She breaks her nose and falls backwards, just as the elevator door closes. I saw her hit the door and fall backwards because fire doors close slowly to avoid slamming. According to my boss she was bleeding pretty bad. I feel like a total ass for the whole thing but everyone I work with thinks it’s pretty funny. I tried apologizing to her a few days ago in the staff room and she ignored me completely. Still feel very bad and I no longer take my smoke breaks for fear of injuring someone.
TL;DR: Broke someones nose because they didn’t like having doors opened for them.
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It’s offensive to hold the door for someone? Especially if that person is a woman? Seriously fuck that person, she got what she deserved. If she wasn’t so fucking uptight about manners she wouldn’t have a broken nose.
So far the only good thing to come out of this is that the bro telling the story is taking less smoke breaks, which is great for his health. I’m guessing that because that chick is ignoring him in the office she didn’t learn a damn thing and is still as narrow minded as ever.