I frequently catch my cat sitting or lying very close to the door in the kitchen which he knows opens inwards. Quite often, the door is violently opened and smacks the poor creature, and then I always feel so sorry for him and cuddle even more than usual with him. Sometimes I give him an extra treat to say I'm sorry.
Is he doing this on purpose? It's a pretty weird cat in general, but this seems like going too far. He could get seriously hurt. I try to think about this, but he inevitably will get hit by that door if he insists on "chilling" on that spot, yet he does. It seems to me as if he is planning for that to happen. It doesn't seem reasonable that a cat would not put two and two together after so many times. 😼