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We’ve had it with people who pair up in revolving doors

This is what’s driving us bonkers in NYC right now and making us (almost) want to move

Written by
Danny Yu

There are many confusing aspects of navigating New York. Walking through a revolving door, however, should not be one of them. Yet it seems like every day, people who have never encountered such a contraption in their lives pour into this city. Generally, these visitors take the form of a tourist couple, overloaded with luggage, jamming into the same revolving door, surrounded by various bags pushed up against the glass.

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If you’re unlucky enough to enter the opening directly behind one of these shuffling offenders, be prepared to move forward at a pace similar to a stalled 6 train during rush hour. And god forbid you lightly push on the glass divider in an attempt to make up for lost time. You may shove too hard, feel a kick, and then the vacuum-packed dynamic duo in front of you looks back like you just stabbed them in the back. Then, all of a sudden, the dividers grind to a halt, and you’re trapped in a surprise aquarium of bad decisions, wasted efforts and mutual disgust.

Please, everyone: Revolving doors are built for one person and, possibly, a rolling bag. This is not a new concept. Maybe it would help if we established some sort of training area at JFK and LaGuardia. Everyone is always welcome in NYC, just please, we’re begging you, figure out how to walk through the door first.

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