Just saw one of my fellow employees trying to use his badge to swipe his way into one of our controlled entrances. Only one problem - the door is clearly marked "Restricted Access - Emergency Exit Only". The door opens to the controlled area which is why access is restricted. You have to enter from the other side and go through what I call the cheese wheel. We've only had these doors for oh....about 2 years.
From a distance, I heard a faint beep twice - the unmistakable sound of a card being swiped twice. Kind of like pushing an elevator call button more than once when it doesn't arrive quickly enough to meet the meeting deadline you missed by running late.
When the double badge swipes didn't work, he tried peering in through the tinted glass as if that technique would somehow magically allow him to pass. Finally, I yelled out "other side" and kept walking.
The scene reminded me a bit of one of my all-time favorite Far Side cartoons.