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Dec 01 2015

Embarrassing 50% Failure Rate

Category: Doors & Frames,Locks & KeysLori @ 12:56 am Comments (7)


Quite a few people sent this cartoon to me, so I obtained permission to post it here.  It looks like the “normal” people are starting to figure out the secrets of the door and hardware industry.  Enjoy!

Pair of Doors Cartoon

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7 Responses to “Embarrassing 50% Failure Rate”

  1. Jerry Richmond, AHC/CDC says:

    Magical… in the last cartoon box, the inactive leaf has vanished!

  2. John Dalrymple says:

    There is a corollary to this cartoon that applies to door service work. Whichever leaf of the pair of doors you are working on, that’s the leaf that people will have to pass through.

  3. Eric says:

    Only us door dorks would notice that. ; )

  4. Tony Calistro says:

    Ever notice, down at the local Boston Market, the manager unlocks the active door every morning but leaves the inactive door bolted. At lunch time it’s fun to watch the people entering and the people exiting getting all buggered up in the vestibule waiting for the “Others” to exit or enter! Makes for a great customer experience!

  5. Bryan McKeehan says:

    I piss off more store owners when I release the inactive leaf! Ha-ha! Whatever happened to “this door to remain unlocked while occupied” labels??
    On the other hand this should be less of a problem with the narrow stile locks now having rods extended into the frame when locked and a swing bolt to capture the “other” leaf.

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