I work in a friendly, busy building. People are always coming and going – which means that I’m often holding the door for fellow coworkers. This seems like the right thing to do. If there’s someone right behind you as you’re entering a building, you should hold the door, right? But what if the person is 10 feet behind you? Or 15 feet behind you? What then?

I sometimes struggle with this dilemma – which is why I found this cartoon by Reza Farazmand of Poorly Drawn Lines to be so entertaining. It’s clear that I’m not the only one who has issues!


Unfortunately, I suspect that I often fall into that “Awkward” category. I might need to rethink my door-holding behavior!

Do you have guidelines that you follow when it comes to holding doors? If so, please share them in the Comments section below!