(Closed) Do you answer the door for strangers?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you answer the door for strangers?
    Always! : (20 votes)
    12 %
    Sometimes... : (69 votes)
    41 %
    Never! : (78 votes)
    46 %
    I like turtles. : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    10509 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    It depends.  At my apartment if they didn’t buzz first, then no.

    In the house, if I’m reasonable clothed and it’s a reasonable hour and it looks like they might be there for a good reason, sure.  Most of the time I don’t wear a bra at home though Tongue Out

    Post # 4
    181 posts
    Blushing bee

    Youre not crazy!! Lol! When I lived with my parents they had an iron “screen” door on the outside and a wooden door on the inside. Id open the wooden one and ask what they want. Sometimes people would get annoyed because they couldnt see who they were talking but better safe than sorry!!
    Now I live onbase with my husband and I feel safer leaving the doors open. Plus having dogs around is awesome because they can hear someone walking up before you even notice! 🙂

    Post # 5
    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Back when I lived in a house in a super small town, yes I would, usually they were just selling something and I’d send them on their way.  Now that I live in an apartment in a large city (with controlled building access), I’d just yell through the door asking what they want.


    Post # 6
    675 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I rarely open the door for anyone, especially if I am home alone. If my FI is home with me sometimes I will.  I’m too short for the peephole. 🙂

    Post # 8
    3057 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    i have for sure but i go with my gut. or really, i’ll only answer it if i feel like they already heard me or know i’m home lol for some reason i feel safer in my current apt than i do in a house though

    Post # 9
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Yes. Usually it’s someone trying to sell me something, at which point I tell them to get the hell off my property. Our neighbors usually text each other if they see someone trying to lurk around the neighborhood, so if it’s someone sketchy I don’t answer.

    My part wolf dog is usually right next to me helping encourage the person to go away 😉

    Post # 10
    3072 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @BruinBeeMPH:  I dont, especially at night. if it was a kid or an old lady I probably would during the day, but it would depend. We also have a ton of religious groups that go door to door so when I see them you bet I am hiding in the bedroom.

    Post # 12
    2379 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Nope.  I don’t need Jesus, I don’t want whatever they’re selling, and I prefer not to be robbed. 


    Post # 13
    8489 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I totally hide. There was one time I was home alone and I was in the living room, clearly visible from the door window and a guy knocked, and I just completely fell to the floor trying to play dead. I know he had to have saw me.


    Oh, but I also like turtles. I actually call one of my dogs Turtle as a nickname.

    Post # 14
    4691 posts
    Honey bee

    Nope. Not even the UPS guy. I hide until he leaves. 

    Post # 15
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Nope. I definitely do something similar. If I’m not expecting a package or company, I pretend I’m not home. If it’s important, the person will call me on my cell 

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