Do you answer the door at night (when not expecting guests)?

posted 9 months ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Do you/SO/other answer the door at night (when not expecting guests)?
    Yes, but I have SO/other person answer the door (not me) : (20 votes)
    15 %
    Yes, either SO/other person or I will answer the door : (26 votes)
    20 %
    No, no one answers the door : (80 votes)
    61 %
    Other (explain) : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 76
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    whitepeacock :  I’ll look out the window and see who is there and then decide if it’s worth opening the door. What if someone needs help? I live in a populated, well lit area and should I need them cops are only 1 minute away. I also have an over-protective 90 pound dog that won’t let anyone in the door without going through him first. He’s the sweetest thing on the face of the planet but we learned recently that he is capable of being pretty damn scary if he thinks I’m in real trouble. 

    Post # 77
    508 posts
    Busy bee

    Nope. I can see out my bedroom window which is next to the door. I’ll only open it if it’s a delivery person or my landlord (who lives upstairs, but he usually texts me first telling me he’s coming down in X amount of minutes). Otherwise I make my room mate go open it. He has a Napolean complex LOL so I just let him think he’s being big man on campus.

    Post # 78
    2081 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    A few months ago, someone tried to open our door late at night. I freaked out and got my husband who went to the door and flung it open after I begged him not to. This huge drunk dude who looked like a viking pushed his way in, mumbling “what’s up?” My husband started talking to him, telling him to get the f*ck out of our house, while I was like, “we need to just push him out!” So we lunged at him and pushed him backward out the door. He was pretty drunk, so he didn’t have the presense of mind to resist. After calling the police, Darling Husband tried to go outside in the dark of night to throw out the trash. I was like, “are you crazy? The viking could be just outside the door. At least wait until the police get here.” I’m not one who ascribes traits to people based on gender, but I do think women have had to be aware of physical danger in a way that men just haven’t had to deal with.



    Post # 79
    2572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

    whitepeacock :  That’s terrifying! 

    We actually have a Ring doorbell. I don’t know if you’ve heard of them (and I didn’t read through the comments to see if anyone said this) but it automatically records when anyone makes motion in your yard. I love it so I know who’s at the door. 

    Because of this, I usually answer the door. But if someone comes to the door and knocks/rings the bell, if they look like door to door sales or religious marketers, I don’t answer. 

    Post # 80
    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Yes, we answer at night, well at reasonable times that is.  My brother and SIL live in the same area, so 9 times out of 10 it’s them.  

    We have two great danes who go bat shit crazy when they hear someone at the door (but are total babies), so I’m not too terribly worried.  They sound vicious and will scare anyone off that shouldn’t be there.  

    I will say that I live in a rural area, so I am less concerned about people on my doorstep and more concerned about walking outside and there being a bear or mountain lion on my front porch!

    Post # 81
    11 posts

    I always go to the door but only open it if it is someone I know.  I’ve been told that thieves will knock first to determine if a house is empty before attempting to break in, so I will look out the door with my phone in my hand.

    Post # 82
    950 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Nope. I saw the strangers. No good comes from answering the door at night.  

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