Chances are, if you live in a society, you’re bound to encounter a door at least once in your life. The first time you find a door, you’re most likely going to be extremely confused at what it is and why it’s there. You’ll notice how large and wooden (most of the time) it is, and then you’ll see the craziest and most ingenious device that man has ever created: the doorknob.
How does it work? How do you unlock its magical powers and get it to provide you access to your next destination? Luckily, I’ve compiled a set of step-by-step instructions for you so you’ll never be lost again.
- Examine the Knob
What is it made of? Does it have a push lock or a turning lock mechanism? Is it round? Is it angular? Do you have to twist it or pull it? Is it made of wood or metal?
These are all questions you must ask yourself when looking at your knob. After you get answers to all of these questions, you’re ready for phase two.
- Get Closer to Knob
Now you’re ready to approach the doorknob. Since you need to be within arm’s reach of the knob in order to turn it, this is a necessary step.
I’d suggest walking until you’re three feet away at most.
- Wash Your Hands
You’ll need to have clean hands first before you go touching doorknobs. Not only do you want to stop the spreading of nasty germs and viruses, you’ll want to protect your own hands as well.
I’d suggest using a soapy product that contains antibacterial chemicals when you go to wash your hands, because if you just use water, you’re not really washing your hands.
- Place Hand on Knob
Now, this part is entirely up to you. You could try using your feet, but I’ve found that using your hand is a much better method.
Which hand to use is also entirely up to you. Granted, since I’m a righty, I like to use my right hand to turn doorknobs. You might be a lefty, so you would most likely want to use your left hand to turn a knob.
After all is said and done, you’ll be on your way through the doorway and into another room.