It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I always open doors for people or let them walk in first. I was taught that was the polite thing to do. So I do it. I don't mind doing it, it is ok. Just the way things are.
What I do mind is, I have to say "you are welcome" when someone says thank you. Can't I just smile or smirk? Isn't that enough? Several times I've opened the door for people and they said thank you. Since I didn't say you are welcome, they said THANK YOU louder. As if I had to say you are welcome in order for the act to be valid.
What? What are you the Queen of England or something? I just let you walk in first, and I opened the door for you. Isn't that enough? Oh so you are saying I'm rude for not acknowledging you thanking me. Oh I see how that is. Silly!
Just let me open the door for you. If you say Thank You or not, I don't care. I really don't. I won't be offended. I won't even think twice. In fact if no one ever thanked me again it wouldn't even phase me.
Get out of my way.