My Commercial Openings Memory


Commercial Openings! The place to go when you absolutely, positively
have to get the right answer!

Back in the good ole days, maybe the Pleistocene, I disremember eggxactly
when, my purchases were usually conducted at the Commercial Openings City
Counter which was run at time by THE TWO MIKES. ( MIKE #1 is still there
and can explain this if there are any questions.)

But, to my story. One day at the City Counter I bemoaned the fact only
old timers (yes, even back then there were old timers) knew the difference
between a right hand door and a right hand reverse door.

Not only that, but a shocking number of Construction Superintendents were
among those who could not make the distinction. This could be a critical
detail if a fella was expected to outfit their new facility with points
of ingress and egress complete with matching hardware.

Apparently my situation was not unique because MIKE #1 reached into
his desk drawer and pulled out a stack of wallet sized laminated
cards and told me:

“Don’t bother to try and explain it, just let them study one of
these cards and if they can’t figure it out then just do what you have
to do to get the right door setup.”

The cards worked! No longer was the burden on me to explain the
simplicities of right and left hand doors. With the authority of an
official Commercial Openings Laminated Wallet Card to back my assertions
I could more easily navigate the confusion and complexities of a
1990’s era jobsite!

Thank you Commercial Openings!


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