I’m not sure what it is about this move but it just rubs me the wrong way for some reason. Propping your lighter in the door to keep it from locking sounds innocent enough, but today when I saw this it sparked some emotions. Do you really never keep your keys on you? You smoke at least 18 times a work day and you always forget your keys? Or is it the fact that it’s a lighter in the door instead of something else. For some reason it’s the lighter that is the symbol of douche. Would this action have the same effect on me if it were any other object?

What if the same person stepped outside to have a smoke and used a toy car to keep the door from locking? I might have zero issues placing a toy car back in the door instead of a lighter.

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What if they used Hulk Hogan from 1993? Would I think this person was a douche if they placed the Hulkster in the door? I might think they were even more of a douche since the Hulkster might do more than just keep the door open. There’s a pretty good chance that Hogan is going to rip the door of the hinges and drop a big boot on it.

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