Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Let me paint the picture for you: You're walking with your friend at the mall. A shop has a door with a sign that says PUSH. You're walking, you're walking at a semi-quick pace, your friend goes ahead of you and reaches for the door. You expect to swiftly follow him/her into the store, but your friend seizes the handle and pulls it. The door cannot quite 'bend' that way, so he/she only manages to create a gap that's about an inch wide, before the hinges of the door hit their maximum elasticity, causing the door to rebound toward your friend. Your friend suddenly realizes his/her silly mistake and looks at you with a lot of humility, smiling or laughing, expecting you to find it funny too.
Oh, man. It is funny, I have to say. I would laugh if it were me. I mean, when people push a door that says PULL, that's freakin' hilarious, isn't it? They apply the force and the door remains immobile! LOL.
NO. No, no, no. It's not funny. It's incredibly careless and unforgivable. If there's a sign that says PUSH or PULL, you should know better. If there is no sign, well, you should use your intuition. Use your sixth sense. Find the psychic in you and attack(!) that door preemptively. It really is a mistake that occurs too often. If you truly want to observe pure stupidity, keep an eye out for this.
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