Glad you're not at my field.
I knew we'd find something to agree on!
My reason is because you're obviously a dangerous pilot. What's your reason? I'm mean?
Blah blah blah blah
So basically, excuses excuses excuses. That's what I thought.
And for what its worth, I've had this exact thing happen to me twice
, once in a 152 and once in a PA28-161. And in both situations fiddling with it, taking my eyes away from the windows, and deciding how to handle it was not even a blip on the radar. I said damn it and continued what I was doing. The 152 I shut the door once I was in stable flight. The PA28 required a return to landing since I couldn't get it latched in the air.
There are two choices and only two choices. Stop and fix it, or fix it in the air. What you did was dumb. And putting it on the internet was even dumber. And showing it off going "look at me!" is the dumbest move of the whole thing.
Any more excuses?
I guess checking your doors was not on your pre flight checklist the two times your doors were not closed?