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    #1

    That's not expected.

    Hey there,

    Today a young lady was pulling the restroom door and I was pushing the door from inside simultaneously and we both scared each other. And she said "it is not expected." After I apologized to her.

    What does " it's not expected. " mean in this case?

    Thanks,

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    #2

    Re: That's not expected.

    She meant that there was no need to apologize for anything.

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    #3

    Re: That's not expected.

    Personally, I find that a very odd response to an apology.
    It may well be what Dave said, or she could have had some issues with English herself and meant "I just didn't expect that to happen."

    An unnecessary apology could be answered:
    "No worries - we're good!"
    "It's okay"
    "Nothing to apologize for"
    "Me too" (I share the blame)
    "No need to apologize"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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