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Please use the revolving door

By maxwell edison ·
I'm doing some contract work for a company that resides in a building that has a main entrance revolving door. It's not a huge revolving door, but is divided into quarters, each of which will accommodate only one person. And if that person has a couple of things in tow (for example, a laptop computer slung over a shoulder and another item carried by hand), it's kind of cramped; but it's not restricting. On either side of that revolving door is a standard hinged door, on which is the sign that clearly requests, Please use the revolving door.

Being in the building design industry (as I have been for 30+ years), the reason to me is obvious. A revolving door is an energy conservation item. It helps keep energy from escaping the building, whether that energy be heating in the winter or air conditioning in the summer. As such, I always use the revolving door.

I recently parked myself on a bench outside the front of that building, eating my lunch and making some cell phone calls. I noticed that very few people actually used the revolving door, even though the signs requesting to do so were clearly displayed. I might estimate that only one in ten people actually used the revolving door.

Do people have a problem with revolving doors? Do they not realize their real function? Do they refuse to use them just because it was specifically requested?

P.S. Isn't that a great title for a discussion?

What did you really think you were getting into when you clicked on it?

And how many of those people who refuse to use the revolving door are environmental loonie tunes?

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It stirred up you

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Your individual reason . ...

telling me I have my head up my @ss.

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I didn't say that

by maxwell edison In reply to It stirred up you

What you chose to read, however........

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I didn't say that

I'm plumb goofy sometimes...

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Don't talk so loudly

by NexS In reply to Your individual reason . ...

The 9 of 10 will use claustrophobia as their excuse. Like a sheep for a sheep.

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My head was not up mine

by santeewelding In reply to That's the best explanati ...

When, as a child, I was guided to my first experience with early-model escalators in the Boston subway.

Didn't take me but an instant to realize that, with one misstep, I could be turned into uncontained sausage, never to be recovered.

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Re: early-model escalators

by maxwell edison In reply to My head was not up mine

Oh my! Take me back to the JC Penney store in downtown Kansas City, circa 1960. I rode my mother mad!

P.S. That didn't sound quite right! But I'm sure you get the picture.

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by santeewelding In reply to Re: early-model escalator ...

Weren't they? My introduction was in the forties. I swear, the things were in service from the late 1800s.

Musta been, no government oversight.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Re: early-model escalator ...

I was on one that broke down once. I was stuck there for three or four hours.

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I'm trying to picture that

by santeewelding In reply to Escalators
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by cmiller5400 In reply to Escalators


One of my fears is being stuck in an elevator... I am SEVERELY claustrophobic. I can't even watch a show that is in tight spaces. The one Deadliest catch that had Mike Rowe climbing between rock formations looking for undocumented life and mapping out a cave I couldn't watch certain parts of.

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