I nearly forgot all about this one. Last Friday, Jen and I did a spot of Christmas shopping in Manchester. While we were in Marks and Sparks, I took the opportunity to powder my nose. As I walked into the gents, a scruffy-looking man followed me in carrying a huge pair of branch-loppers. This was rather off-putting.
On his way out, rather than using the door handle like any normal person, the scruffy-looking man opened the door by reaching up and pulling on the mechanical door-closer. He did it on both sets of doors. I thought this was pretty odd, so I gave him a few seconds before I followed him out.
Thinking about it afterwards, I've come up with four possible explanations for his strange door-opening technique:
- he had a toilet-door-handle phobia
- he was a fugitive from the law and didn't want to leave any prints
- he was drunk
- he was nuts
Any other suggestions?