The dorms here have 4 ground floor doorways. Two of them are at either end (on the "short" sides if you view the dorm as a rectangle). The other two are in the middle of the other sides and connect in a sort of lounge/lobby area. We're given keys to these middle two doors, and they're locked at reasonable hours, so thats not a problem. The other two doors (at either end) are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This is annoying for a number of reasons. Firstly, if you're coming back from class, you have to walk all the way to the main entrances, and then up the elevator, and then all the way back to the other end of the building where your room is. Secondly, and more importantly, if you go to the Eastern Eateries (one of the many places to get shite food here), you can stay inside as long as possible if you go out one of these doors. But then, you can't get back in that way after getting your food fix, you have to walk all the way back to the main entrance.
To combat this, people often put a stick or a pop can, or a cup or a bottle capor something in the door to prop it open so that they can get back in. Common courtesy says that if someone is coming up behind you, you keep the door open and let them in. And that if you're going out, make sure you either prop it open or make sure the prop that is already there stays there (since bottle caps can fall out of place easily).
Its a pretty good system, no complaints from me.
Except to the *JACK HOLE* I followed back from the Eateries today who purposely knocked the bottle cap out of the door and pulled it shut before I could get through.
I mean, what kind of thought process goes through your head when you do this kind of thing? Its not like you're preventing everyone from doing it, cause you just let yourself in. Its not like you have some moral objection to it, cause you just did it yourself. Its not like its a permanent gesture, cause the next person going out will almost certainly reposition the stopper for themselves.
I just wanted to chase him down and knee him in the groin, kick him in the shins, bend his fingers back to his wrists and then gouge out his eyes. Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid.