A recent incident of door-holding (or lack thereof) has been making waves on the internet, and it’s all thanks to one petty gym-goer. In a story that will leave you shocked and maybe slightly impressed, a man (OP) has decided to take matters into his own hands after his neighbors failed to hold the door for him.
Petty Gym-Goer Gets Back at Rude Neighbors in Hilarious Way
According to OP, he was on his way to the gym when he encountered his two neighbors entering the building. Despite being just two meters away and seeing OP clearly, his neighbors didn’t hold the door for him, leaving OP feeling insulted and disrespected. But instead of letting it go, OP decided to take matters into his own hands.
The very same day, the tables turned, and OP found himself in a position to hold the door for his neighbors. But instead of being the better person, he consciously let the door slam in their faces while maintaining eye contact. But that’s not all!
Days later, OP reencountered his neighbors, this time with a couple of girls in tow. And to his surprise, one of the girls held the door open for him, reminding him of the importance of common courtesy. But did OP show any gratitude? Nope, he simply walked by with a smug look, leaving his neighbors feeling embarrassed and ashamed.
While OP is happy with his actions, and his revenge is seemingly harmless, redditors couldn’t resist congratulating him on his quick-thinking efforts that hopefully taught his neighbors a valuable lesson about common courtesy.
Reddit Users Share Their Experiences with Lack of Common Courtesy
“Gee. In my area (the mid-southern US), everyone holds the door for everyone. Most times, someone will stay at the door with it open in wait for me to get there if I’m kind of far away, such that I feel bad and have to trot towards the door so as not to inconvenience them. Doesn’t matter what gender or age. That’s how we do it around here.
But that was great pettiness! You may have started a battle of wills, though!”
Others shared their experiences with a lack of common courtesy.
“Seriously! I was out shopping just yesterday- leaving the store and had the door about halfway open as I was walking when the woman behind me reached around me to push the door the rest of the way open and all but pushed me out of the way. She was shopping with another woman and three or four small children- a toddler who wailed nonstop (and completely ignored by his mother) for the entire 15 minutes I was in the store- and then an infant who picked up where he left off when I was checking out. Unbelievable.”
And also, their experience with being courteous, which shows that sometimes even having good intentions can cause conflict if you’re trying to be nice to the wrong person!
“I held a door open for a guy once (I’m a woman), and when he said thanks, I responded (as I always do in that situation), “Have a good evening.” He thought this meant I was hitting on him because he looked me up and down, sneered, and said, “That should be enough for YOU.” I’m not 100% sure what that meant, but I could tell by the look on his face that it wasn’t something positive.
I was trying to be friendly. Jeez. I’m still unsure what was meant, but guys respond to me that way a lot. I’m a plain-faced, overweight middle-aged woman, so they often go out of their way to make sure I know IMMEDIATELY that they’re not interested in me. Jokes on them, I’m ace!”
So, there you have it, folks! If you ever encounter OP, you better hold the door open for him, or you might find yourself at the receiving end of some serious pettiness! What’s the pettiest act of revenge you’ve ever taken?