Studvests aproposkalender luke 9:
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We’ve all been stressing to get to places. Sometimes red lights are ignored, and sometimes scooters almost obliterate you in the city—no big deal. We all got places to be, right?
Where you don’t save time, however, and where I absolutely draw the line, are revolving door pushers.
Imagine this: you’re in a hurry. You take a shortcut through Bergen Storsenter. You enter the revolving door. Things slow down, but they keep moving.
All is good from here. Until the door abruptly halts, putting a stop to the good flow you’ve had going on.
You turn around, just to see a very confused door-pusher. You’re telling me the door will not go faster when I push it, despite the very obvious eye-level “Do Not Push” sign on the doors?
It feels like two out of three times I walk through revolving doors, there is someone who, despite all common knowledge, pushes the doors and ironically just slows down the whole process.
It’s crazy how seemingly two-thirds of Bergen’s population go through a revolving door for the first time in their lives every day.
I get it. The patience levels fall when you’re in a hurry, and your first instinct is to apply some force to make things go faster. But automatic revolving doors on a literally global scale are never meant to be pushed.
You will always end up making things go slower when pushing that door. I’m at least 97 percent certain of this.
Pushing revolving doors might be harmless, but it’s extremely counter-intuitive and nerve-wracking for the rest of us. In addition, it might damage the doors in the long run, making them even go slower, wasting more seconds in our daily lives.
Just don’t do it. There are absolutely no benefits.
Stay safe out there, keep your eyes open, and despite all stress, try to maintain some patience when entering a revolving door next time.