Literal or inflexible thinkers with authority.
I was talking with a Vancouver Island businessman today who had some opposition from his city council regarding handicap access to his storefront; his door wasn’t good enough.
What makes for a good accessible door? It should provide level entry or use a ramp (8.3% slope maximum, I believe) to provide access, have an automatic opener operated with a push button, and be at least 34 inches wide.
The problem the city had with him was the width of his door. Everything else was fine but somebody had the idea that his door needed to be EXACTLY 34 inches wide. The door in question is a garage door in the storefront and provides approximately 120″ inches of clear opening to the store.
Everything worked out fine in the end but if this bonehead(or, to be fair, regular person having a bonehead moment) had their way, there would be one less business in their city today.