Do you answer your door when someone knocks/rings?

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I never do. Anyone who knows me will call first if they are coming over so a knock is either a salesperson or a religious person. My nosy neighbor will knock now and then to borrow a ladder but he just helps himself when I don't answer.

    What a pain in the ass.
     
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    All valid points although you don't mind if your neighbor helps himself? I mean I will loan just about anything but want to know first.
     
  3. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    I never do. I follow the exact same rules you do for answering the door.
     
  4. Hateman

    Hateman Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I don't answer my phone if its an unknown number. They gotta leave a message if they want a call back.
     
  5. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I do because I'm always getting packages in the mail :cheer:
     
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    I can see somebody driving up the driveway a half mile and make a decision if I want answer the door or not.
     
  7. nserafini

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    I answer in my boxers. If it's the police, they aren't phased.

    Most others are immediately disarmed.
     
  8. Hateman

    Hateman Well-Known Member Banned User

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    :facepalm:
     
  9. BrulesRules

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    no unless I'm expecting somebody.
     
  10. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    Sometimes the mail man comes to the door with a package I have to sign for. I just wait till he leaves and then fill out the form he left, and then he has to come back and drop it off again.
     
  11. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I should take a picture of this one trailer a few miles from where I live. They have a life size, stuffed cloth dummy hanging from a noose next to their mailbox and it says "NO TRESPASSERS" on top of the little homemade gallows.

    Pure, classy Arizona!
     
  12. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I don't even like the fucker too much. He's a retired air force colonel viet nam vet and is the neighborhood gossip. If I'm to believe him, the neighbors across the street (mom and two daughters) used to run a whore house. There are more gay couples than straight in our neighborhood. One family, the wife is a teacher and she has periodic swimming/pot parties with all the other teachers at her place. He reports the wing number of any low flying aircraft to the FAA. He almost got a couple of guys fired that work at one of the local factories because they did a flyover of their home in our neighborhood and the neighbor complained.

    I actually let him take the ladder because if I have to talk with him, it's a 20 - 30 minute ordeal of gossip. I hate to think what he says about me to the other neighbors.
     
  13. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I have that problem occasionally. I get packages and if the sender doesn't tell me he's going to require a sig, I don't get it for a couple of days longer.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I grew up in a house where people would just stop by to visit my grandmother, the door was never locked, so I don't have a problem with people just dropping by :dontknow:
     
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    When they knock, I whisper to them, there's a man with a gun who says he is going to kill me if I answer the door.

    It's funny when the cops come and I tell them this fuckhead doesn't know what in the hell they are talking about.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Nowadays, with all those people stopping by, everyone would think granny was selling drugs.
     
  18. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    Don't cops generally say to not open the door unless you know who it is on the other side?
     
  19. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    Or that she had a whore house in there.
     
  20. DogStar69

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    I usually don't unless I'm expecting someone. A few months ago this bull dagger came around for ATT Uverse I think. I told her I was thinking of moving and don't want anything new right now and that I was happy with my cable and internet service. Then next week she came back. I told her no again and to not bother me ever again and she's like "I"m new!!!!". Don't know what it meant but it was creepy.