What infuriates you more - when you hold the door open for somebody and they don't say thank you, or when somebody doesn't hold the door open for you?

That was one question recently included in a poll of nearly 3.5k adults.

By and large, the majority (74%) said that somebody not saying thank you was more infuriating; 72% of men and 76% of women agreed. Only 13% said the door not being held open for them was more infuriating, though surprisingly more men said so (14%) than women (12%). The remaining 13% said they didn't know which was more infuriating.

I surveyed our listeners with a similar poll on Facebook.

Here were the results:
Someone not saying thank you is more upsetting -- 75%
Someone not holding the door for you is more upsetting -- 0%
Neither/Both -- 25%

The majority of those polled on our Facebook page agreed that they'd rather hear thank you for holding a door for someone than someone hold a door open for them. One person was indifferent ("it doesn't matter, either way some people are strange") while another displayed her Minnesota Nice spirit ("None. I'm more than willing to hold the door, and not everyone is having a good day.").

Personally, I'm definitely with the majority on this one; to say "Thank you" is just a general common courtesy, and I'd rather receive recognition and appreciation for my effort towards someone else.

Which do you find more infuriating/upsetting?



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