People don't know how to operate doors.

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  1. Bob Womack

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    It is the person stopping in a doorway or aisle to text on their cell phone. That does me in.

    Actually, any use of a cell phone in public pretty well does me in.
     
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    I cannot ride escalators!
    Over the years my aging, weight/balance/ height ( 6'5") fear of heights have made me unsteady, and when I get near the edge of a ( down) escalator, especially an empty one, I feel like I'm going to not catch the moving step right, and fall right over!

    The really tall ones in subways, I can't do.
     
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    I find that whole "walk in the door and stop" applies to senior citizens walking into any large store. Usually it's a grocery store, hardware store or mall. Years ago my father noticed that and joked it was because they just forgot why they walked in. I'm beginning to think there might be something to this.
     
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    The public doesn't read signs. "What's the WiFi password?" Um, it's on that sign you have to look past to make eye contact with me...
    Or, if you want to keep the town's big secret, put it on a billboard in front of the Chamber of Commerce.
     
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    The next person in public talking loudly to somebody on speaker phone? I'm joining the conversation, especially if I have nothing constructive to add.
     
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    Wait -- 60 or 70 lottery tickets? Is this your retirement plan?
     
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    You know how they say that lotteries are a tax on the stupid? I'm overtaxed.
     
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    The restraint at one doughnut is impressive. however. :oops:
     
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    Slow, oblivious people in front are what make life worth living. At least I'm not them.

    Crop dust them later in the store.
     
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    Hmmm.... Stepping into a Wal-Mart is usually some form of desperation but it can serve a higher purpose. There was a point in her high school career when our daughter seemed rather embarrassed by us and thought we were too ghetto. On a road trip to there was a stop where Wal-Mart or gas stations were the only choices at an exit. She was humbled in a hurry.

    Closer to topic, it was a bit entertaining in our stores to watch the vendor do tuning to the people counting technologies we've tried. We've had them in matts and two types that are camera based. One version that solved the just standing there issue confused carrying bags with the heads of children. This technology has been used for capacity (the can't talk about it) and to help with demand planning - get more cashiers ready before lines build up.
     
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    Someone researched the time it took for drivers to exit a parking spot at a shopping mall. (Some uni student if I recall .... probably a social sciences degree).
    If someone was waiting to park in their spot they took longer to exit.
     
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    Many years ago when I was in college in a mountain town we used to ski a good bit. People would get off the chairlift and stand there instead of skiing forward a few yards to make room for the next people. Made for some pretty entertaining pileups.
     
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    VERY interesting. I encounter "Norman doors" all the time, and never realized they not only had a name, but were "recognized" for being what they are. I like innovative and unique designs, in general, but when form takes precedence over function, I have to protest. The only time doors like the first example are OK is when they swing both inward AND outward, allowing any guess to be correct. ;)
     
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    Your comment about the cashier lines is almost amusing, since the Walmart business plan demands that no matter how many people are in the checkout line, there are only two cashier stations open. The ensuing dustups between those waiting in line are almost assured, and this adds to the overall Walmart experience.
     
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    "Attention filthy Wal Mart shoppers..."
     
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