Interesting takes on this image. I made the shot to see if I could move a viewer's eye in a direction counter as to how we read, left to right, top to bottom. In this image, I sought to move the eye from right to left, bottom to top.
Making the chairs the predominate focus point, the door, though OOF, not so much as to be unrecognizable, and lastly the sign to finish the read I think corrupts our natural rhythms just enough to go, "eh?"
I think it was a good experiment and I learned a great deal from your observations. Thanks!