“All doors open to courtesy.”
– Thomas Fuller, English clergyman and historian
I was about to pull open the restaurant door when a boisterous troupe of young men and women marched past me and into the restaurant. I watched the door close behind them.
“No respect for their elders,” my lunch companion said with a wink.
“After you, old man,” I replied, pulling open the door for him.
“Mighty kind of you, young fella,” he responded and stepped inside.
It was then I noticed a couple of older ladies (at least, older than my friend and I) approaching the restaurant. I gestured for the ladies to go inside. They both nodded and smiled.
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