055 Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs


(Office ambience)

A:Chen Hao, did you pay attention to what you did when you went through that door?


A:There was an elderly man approaching just as we arrived. You stood back to let him go first.


A:Not when it comes to revolving doors. If the door had been moving and someone else had been ahead of him pushing, you should have waited. However, the door was not moving, which means that you needed to have gone ahead and set the door in motion for him.

C: 你的意思是,如果旋转门已经在转动了,那就应该让老人先走,如果门停在那里,我就应该先去推门了?

A:You could say something like, "Please, allow me to get this door." He would most likely have appreciated your consideration and understood what you were doing.


A:That was the appropriate thing to do since the door was already moving.

C:Amy, 男士和女士在一起的时候,有哪些规矩呢?

A:Well, I am considered the less-able bodied of the two of us, you know, the weaker sex, so you were right to let me precede you. Then your job was to assist me by pushing the revolving door behind me.


A:To be perfectly honest, I didn't feel that you did. Every able-bodied person needs to do their share, but being carefully not to send those in front on a wild ride.


A:I'll agree, but you ought to practice doing the correct thing when you use revolving doors.



C:Amy, 我来开门。

A:Thank you. That was very nice, but did you notice the woman who was coming up behind us.


A:You practically let the door slam in her face.


A:You ought to give a glance over your shoulder to see if anyone else is approaching from behind and hold the door for that person.


A:When people are heading for the same doorway at the same time but are approaching from opposite directions, the people who are exiting the building or room should be allowed to leave before those who are on their way in attempt to enter.