The “Door Test”
The movie “A Bronx Tale,” (1993) is about a kid growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s. In the movie, gangster Sonny (Chazz Palminteri) tells the kid about the “door test” as he prepares to go on a first date. The door test is how you determine whether a girl is a keeper.
Sonny: Alright, listen to me. You pull up right where she lives, right? Before you get outta the car, you lock both doors. Then, get outta the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car. Dig out the key, put it in the lock and open the door for her. Then you let her get in. Then you close the door. Then you walk around the back of the car and look through the rear window. If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in: dump her.
Calogero ‘C’ Anello: Just like that?
Sonny: Listen to me, kid. If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in, that means she’s a selfish broad and all you’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast.
The point here is you need to see how women react to your overtures. If they act like they expect you to do these things and are not grateful then they can be self-centered and trouble. You can tell a lot about a person from a simple gester.