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It occurred to me recently

It occurred to me recently that most retail establishments should have doors that you pull to enter and push to exit. You usually enter a store empty-handed and thus it's easier to pull a door open; and you usually leave carrying something, so your hands may not be free and it's easier to push (like with your hip). I figured this out this past Sunday while I was clumsily trying to carry a bunch of bags (bagels, groceries, vitamins) out of the local pharmacy.


It does work out that way nicely, but it's actually the requirement of building codes. Once a space gets beyond a certain size, the doors are required to swing out so one may exit the building in an emergency (panic) and not get jammed up at the door.

If the business truly liked you, they would have a person open it for you :)