Occasionally I think up new words, in the vein of Sniglets. Today’s new word:
1) The state of momentary bewilderment when one attempts to open a door used for both entrance and exit, only to have it suddenly open and be face to face with a stranger;
2) The impasse created when both people are too polite to pass through said door.
Here’s an old one I came up with years ago, but I don’t appear to have posted it before so I hereby lay claim to it as well:
The act of following so closely behind someone else, that when a kind person allows them through traffic, they have no choice but to let you through also.