Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 8 Hold the door open for strangers

Task Hold the door open for strangers

It's the easier one to do. Hold the door open for someone.

I went to the mall to get my laptop fixed. I ended up leaving the mall because I left my wallet on my car seat. Normally I'm not that much so space cadet, but I've had a lot on my mind. I ended up leaving using the mall's doors 4 times. Each time I held the door open for the people around me.

I even walked to the opposite side of the mall where I know a lot of people come with strollers and I held the door open.

I ended up holding the door open for about ten people.
Hardly a monumental task, but still, it's little things that count in the moment.

Everyone expect one woman, said thank you.

Will I do it again?: Sure, I do it every time I go to the mall or any store where I need to open the door. For some reason I better with strangers then the people I know. When it comes to holding the door for a friend, I don't know what to do. I spaz and end up making it more complicated then it needs to me.

How much did it cost me? Nothing
How much time did it take? about 10 seconds per person.
How much effort? None, but I did get a little cold


  1. Hubby and I walked to the mall for a coffee run this morning. We held the doors open for a school bus full of elderly people. A group in the middle said thank you. The Fed Ex driver just plowed through though.

  2. This is actually one thing I'm totally a stickler on. If I'm ever near the front of a group of people, I MUST hold the door open... go mom and dad for teaching me some manners! =D

  3. I'm so proud of you and your random helping this month!! It's going really well. And I got Jilly into reading about it, too. :D

  4. My dad would have been very upset if I didn't hold the door open for the person behind me, but I'm so surprised how few people do it these days :(