Q: If I’m entering a building at the same time that someone is leaving, I always try to hold the door open and allow the other person to leave first, even though I occasionally end up feeling like a doorman as a stream of people exit before me. But if it’s raining, is it all right for me to hurry inside?
A: Good for you! Holding the door to let the people who are inside exit is one of those little everyday things that scores big in the manners department. And your instincts are right about nasty weather. Your comfort can definitely take precedence if it’s raining or snowing, or if a strong wind is gusting. Just be sure to say thanks to the other person waiting for you to get inside.