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to want to ram people in the legs with my pushchair when going through automatic doors?

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IWantAChickAndADuck Sun 11-Oct-09 20:02:39

Surely I am not the only one that gets seriously fucked off with hoards of fit healthy people cramming through automatic doors, meaning I have to squeeze though with buggy + child + shopping when there is a push door right next to it that no one uses?!!?!

AboardtheAxiom Sun 11-Oct-09 20:04:50


How hard is it to open a door?!

LowLevelWhingeing Sun 11-Oct-09 20:05:38

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean?

Are we not allowed to use automatic doors if we are 'fit and healthy'?

I don't get it.

LowLevelWhingeing Sun 11-Oct-09 20:06:25

Oh I see, like in big shopping malls?

IWantAChickAndADuck Sun 11-Oct-09 20:06:34

yes, but surley give consideration to those that would find it alot harder to hold open a push door?

PoisonToadstool Sun 11-Oct-09 20:07:18

You could just hang on a second till there's more space?

MavisEnderby Sun 11-Oct-09 20:07:18

Yanbu,even more annoying is when they deliberately squeeze past/step over in front of you as if you don't exist like someone did in front of dds wheelchair yesterday.

aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Sun 11-Oct-09 20:07:43

you mean you are just wanting to do it and you have so far restrained yourself? shock

Run over their toes, mate - they soon learn not to use lazy-man's doors grin
I had the ancient Graco tandem that had a stopping distance similar to an 20-ton lorry, so you get in my way, I run over your toes. simple, eh?

Saltire Sun 11-Oct-09 20:07:47

Well I sometimes find it hard to push open those heavy non automatic doors!

LowLevelWhingeing Sun 11-Oct-09 20:08:29

yes, I see. If there was someone with a pram I would let them get through first, but if I had shopping in my hands I would also go for the automatic option.

aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Sun 11-Oct-09 20:09:11

ps, must clarify, only ever able-bodied lazy teenagers, never little old ladies with heaps of shopping.

IWantAChickAndADuck Sun 11-Oct-09 20:34:14

Poison - not when I've a bus to catch
Mavis - so frustrating!
Awitch - came close today, very close!

and lifts too...they just all pile in pretending they can't see you!! Grrr

HarrumphingAndBosomAdjusting Sun 11-Oct-09 20:44:41

Lifts are terrible with a pushchair, as are trains, narrow pavements and often buses.
You are either treated with complete disdain, or as though you don't exist.
Normally, however, when people stop to help me get on trains etc they are teenage boys or young girls.
Which is pleasantly reassuring.

Meglet Sun 11-Oct-09 20:47:05

yanbu. When I don't have the kids with me I use the push open doors and take the stairs. I get pathetically annoyed with it too.

InMyLittleHead Sun 11-Oct-09 20:48:00

Well, I do hate it when people use pushchairs as weapons. But I always hold doors open for people with pushchairs, or help them carry the pushchair up stairs. See, I am a Nice Lady.

SCARYspicemonster Sun 11-Oct-09 20:53:21

What really irritates me is the stream of people who keep coming and coming while you're waiting patiently for them to stop coming two abreast so you and your pushchair can make it through the door.

I am a fan of barging when getting off the tube and people start clambering on but I have to say I don't do it with a child in a pushchair. Using my DS as a battering ram makes me feel slightly queasy wink

costagirl Sun 11-Oct-09 20:58:17

YANBU. I once wanted to kill people at the Tate Modern who kept hogging the lifts, with NO children with them, while those of us with pushchairs couldn't get in. There were frigging escalators they could have used.

Also want to ram old people who go out shopping on Saturdays and walk really slowly - they have all week to do it.

Tolerance is my middle name!

Saltire Sun 11-Oct-09 20:59:32

They might have a hidden disability that makes them unable to use the dors that need pushed

kormaAAAARRRRGGHHchameleon Sun 11-Oct-09 21:03:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IWantAChickAndADuck Sun 11-Oct-09 21:04:44

stuff time I will ram grin

6feetundertheGroundhogs Sun 11-Oct-09 21:05:05

Worse are the manual doors where someone just sails through it, without so much as a backward glance and lets it just slam shut in front of you....

RustyBear Sun 11-Oct-09 21:06:19

costagirl - have you ever considered that those old people who have the audacity to inconvenience you by walking slowly may only be able to go shopping on Saturday because that's the only day they can get a lift into town.

costagirl Sun 11-Oct-09 21:13:52

yes, i was being facetious. wink

RustyBear Sun 11-Oct-09 21:18:49

Yes, I know you were, costagirl, I just don't find ageism funny.

costagirl Sun 11-Oct-09 21:21:52

Sorry Rusty, didn't really expect to be taken seriously. Didn't mean to upset anyone.

Tho was quite irate at Tate Modern. wink

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