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January 7, 2005

Revolving doors and pushchairs

Just now, on the way for a coffee, I was about to go through the revolving doors. But I couldn't... because there was mother and child (and pushchair), sort of, erm, stuck in it!

When I appeared she dragged the chair back and waggled it about to let me out of the building. Before she attempts to ram the pram (ok, it was a pushchair but pram rhymes) into the revolve again I helpfully pointed out that there was a perfectly usable normal door on the side of the building.

"I can't use that", she says, "it's an emergency exit."
"No, it's not, don't worry", I tell her.

I wander off to open the door and let her through. Do I get a thank you? No. All I get it. "Oh, I thought it was locked, 'cause it's an emergency exit". Jeez. The sign above the door (which she must have looked at from outside) is a picture of the 'running exit man' and the word 'Exit', which sort of suggests to me that it's a perfectly usable exit - that could be used in an emergency should one want to use it!

Anyway, just made me think that maybe I should stop trying to be helpful. Suppose it depends on if I'm being helpful to get people to say thanks or just 'cause of getting good karma. Who knows?

Posted by Ed at January 7, 2005 3:26 PM | Ramble |