Etiquette is defined as the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group. Synonyms can include “good manners” and “social niceties.”
We will be taking a look at several etiquette rules that were once taught at home, in schools, and in youth groups. Today, we look at opening doors and holding elevators.
You would not want a door slammed in your face, or to have one close on you as you are walking through with an armful of groceries or trying to navigate with a walker or cane. Just as you wouldn’t want this, neither do others. If you see a person approaching a door that you’re going in or out of, especially a person who is elderly or has a disability, or has children in tow, hold the door open for them. This applies to elevator doors, as well as regular doors.
And if you are the person for whom a door is being held, it is important you acknowledge the kindness with a thank you or a polite nod.
Please give this little article your consideration. Thank you.