We’ve all done the Double Door Dance.download-1

Why do people only open one door when there are two?

If two people approach the door at the same time, they will both try to squeeze through the one open door sideways.

Or there’s the Courteous Couple who approach from both sides at once, then they both step back while one of them holds the door open they and say After you. No no, after you!’

This can take up to five minutes while they decide who will go through the door first.

Neither of them will open the other door.

Apparently double doors were invented by the Romans. But I can see them being popular in Georgian/Victorian/Edwardian times to fit women’s enormous skirts through. And I bet they opened both doors then!images-1