(Closed) Do you answer the door for strangers?

posted 7 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 # 32
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee

    Sometimes… I’m rarely fully dressed when at home so it really depends on what I’m wearing, haha.

    Post # 33
    1341 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @BruinBeeMPH:  I don’t buzz in anyone I don’t know. If there are in my building already, I certainly don’t open it (um, how did they get in??) and if the chain isn’t on the door already, it’s going on.

    Post # 34
    5188 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @BruinBeeMPH:  I go so far as to hide and stay perfectly still so they can’t see or hear me! 

    Post # 35
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Since having baby, now toddler and living in split level house I rarely answer the door unless I know who it is. 

    Post # 36
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    This hasn’t happened to me yet, but I could see myself answering the door. 

    Post # 37
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @adoc86:  “I read a story a few weeks ago about a woman who opened her door to a guy dressed like a UPS employee. She was holding her 3-month-old son when she opened the door and the guy pepper sprayed both her and the baby so he could barge in the house. Unfortunately for him he didn’t know that the woman also owned a pit bull

    Shit like that creeps me out. Ugh. What a horrible experience for that poor woman and her tiny baby.

    OP, I’ve never thought not to answer the door for any one – stranger, delivery guy etc. TBH. I think it probably comes from being raised in a ‘safe’ country, in a very safe city and neighbourhood. If I lived in a not-so-safe area, or in a country where guns are available to the general public, I think I’d be a lot more cautious.

    Post # 38
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The only time I answer the door is when I’m expecting a delivery I know I need to sign for. Otherwise, I never answer the door. If we are expecting someone Darling Husband is usually the one who opens the door. 

    Post # 40
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Nope, basically never. If I know we are expecting a delivery that needs to be signed for I might, but generally not and that doesn’t happen often at all. Too many sketchy people out there. 

    Post # 41
    295 posts
    Helper bee

    I am more likely to answer the door then take a call from a # that I don’t recognize 

    Post # 42
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @allyfally:  I just died laughing as I totally pictured that hahaha. 

    I hide as well if I’m home alone. Scary! 

    Post # 43
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I never answer the door unless I’m aware someone is on their way. I live in a bad neighborhood and people get robbed that way by opening there door to strangers all the time, so absolutely not, not even if I lived in a good area.

    Post # 44
    5876 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    If I lived in a house I would answer the door (but use the peep hole first!) but since I live in an appartment where you have to be buzzed into the building it totally freaks me out if someone knocks on my door, so I typically wouldn’t answer it.  If someone I didn’t know buzzed me I def would not let them in.

    Post # 45
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    At night, never, Fiance will answer if he’s home – we have a security gate so people have to ring the buzzer and we have tinted windows so if i can’t see someones head over the gate or if it’s someone i don’t know i don’t answer it, sometimes i’ll talk through the intercom but most times i just pretend i’m not home.


    Post # 46
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I live in a gated complex right now so if somone knocks on my door it’s usually a repairman, a mail carrier, or someone in the apartment above or next to us so yes, I do usually answer the door. Before we moved to this complex though I would never answer the door unless Fiance was home. Strangers knocking at the door usually just meant somone was trying to convert me or sell me something. 

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