Letter writer applauds editorial, says it was needed

To the Editor:

Regarding the editorial in the Sept. 28 issue, titled “Able-bodied should stop being lazy” by Mitchell Richards:

I would like to thank you for your article regarding the misuse of the blue button!

Way too often I see perfectly able people use the service doors for no reason. Yes, perhaps when your hands are over full, but more often than not, it is just abuse.


One should instead be thankful they do not need the automatic door service, or special handicapped stalls in the restrooms.

Count your blessings that you have two working arms and legs that allow you to assist someone that needs the door held open.

I have never understood why people feel the need to push the button and then wait. It sure does not save you time, and to some people, it appears you are lazy and are abusing a service you do not need.

Take a minute and consider someone else that needs the service that is taken for granted; and when the door is out of order from overuse, what will you do? What will the handicapped person do?

Let us show some respect to those that need these services.

And for the record, I am not in a wheelchair, nor do I have any disability that hinders me from opening a door. Do you?

—Marcy Roll

Student Life Assistant

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