I stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts to arm myself with coffee for the rush hour madness this morning. As I opened the door, three people were coming toward me and I held the door open for them. A fourth gentlemen appeared and he held the other door opened. We both motioned for the other to go. We smiled. We laughed. Then he said to me, “can I tell you a quick story?” I agreed. He said to me,
“There were two men entering the revolving door it wasn’t wide enough for the both of them. They both motioned for the other to go and it became a stalemate if courteousness. It’s ok to go first.”
Moral of the story
Despite being courteous and polite, every once in a while if you don’t go first… well… nothing moves along!