The Real Simple Reader Etiquette Poll
A Man and a Woman Arrive at a Revolving Door. Who Goes Through First?
Ladies first: 52.3%
Whoever gets there first. This is the 21st century! 24.2%
The man goes first so he can push the door for the woman: 23.5%
Experts say: Step back, ladies. It may seem counterintuitive, but by taking the lead at a revolving door, a man is being chivalrous, saving you the effort of (heaven forbid) pushing the door. “A gentleman should always go first and assist the woman through the revolving door, and I observe this on a daily basis,” says Joe Snyder, a doorman at the Park Hyatt Chicago hotel.
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