Social Dilemma - Do You Hold the Door Open for Someone Who is 10 Steps Away

Today's social dilemma came about because of something that happened this morning when I stopped to get my Diet Pepsi at the Red Kap.  When I got to the door, I saw that someone was walking from the gas pump to come into the store.  So I held the door open for him.  I thought I was doing something nice, but as he picked up his pace to come to the door sooner, he said, "I really didn't feel like running for the door this morning."  I laughed because I thought he was kidding, but he wasn't.  He said next time, don't bother holding the door for someone who is that far away.  Now I've been in that position before.  You're more than 10 steps away and someone holds the door for you, but I always see that as a nice gesture so I'm happy to pick up my pace a bit.  And sometimes it happens when I have my mom with me, so we can't pick up our pace, but I always figure, if the person wants to hold the door, that's nice and we'll take advantage of it.  But this guy was angry about it.  So what's the solution?? Do you hold the door only for people who are right behind you?  Or is there a certain number of steps that you should take into consideration?   I won't stop holding the door, I like doing it.  So tell me, what do you do?  Would you have felt like the dude at the gas station this morning, or do you like it when someone holds the door even if you're a little farther away?  Or is there a cutoff for holding the door.  Help me out here.  Let me know what you think on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.


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