Small choices add up to big differences

Automatic or manual entrance doors?Most Americans are faced with a choice when they enter a big retail store… go through the automatic doors or the push-open doors?

If you are in a wheelchair, there’s not much of a choice. But for the rest of us, I’d urge you to choose the manual side, because:

1. You will get some additional exercise that would not otherwise be part of your life.

2. You will save the energy that it would take to open the doors.

3. You will save the store the cost of the electricity it would take to open the doors.

If you make this choice enough times, you will make a difference. If everyone you know makes this choice, we’ll all make a significant difference.


3 Replies to “Small choices add up to big differences”

  1. Honestly, I can’t think of any store I go to where I have a choice (maybe Target). Most are either one or the other, although the ones with manual doors often have a special push-button to open the door for a wheelchair.

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  2. Funny – this is like the only place you’d ever find a blog post like this! 🙂

    I often choose the manual doors simply because the automatic doors never open fast enough – and I don’t even claim to be a fast walker. I don’t like the awkward moment of nearing the door and wondering if it will really open. Kind of psychs me out and interrupts what is otherwise something that shouldn’t require thought.

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