(Closed) Do you ring your parent’s doorbell?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Regarding my parent's doorbell...
    I always ring the doorbell : (9 votes)
    9 %
    I never ring the doorbell : (71 votes)
    72 %
    It depends on the circumstances : (12 votes)
    12 %
    I never thought about it : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I only ring it when the door is locked.. otherwise I just walk in 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I wander in if the door is open, if it is locked the dog sees me and starts barking like crazy anyway, he’s like a really annoying doorbell that doesn’t stop :p

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    When we go to my IL’s house we usually knock once or twice and then walk in without waiting for anyone to answer the door. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I just walk in. My parents still have 3 kids at home, about 8 dogs, and an alarm that rings when someone drives down their long driveway. They know when someone’s there. They would probably laugh if I rang the doorbell. Actually, I doubt anyone in my entire extended family rings my parents’ doorbell. It’s kind of an open house. 

    As for my Mother-In-Law, we typically knock as we’re walking in and announce that we’re there; just in case any nakedness is going on.

    At my FIL’s house, you ring the doorbell. Even if you know a bunch of people are already there for dinner, you still ring the doorbell and wait for them to come answer it. Barf. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I knock on the door only because they keep their door locked at all times. If it was open I would knock then open it & walk on in.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I always ring the doorbell when I go to my mom’s because I have no key but Mr Rugbee just walks right in to his parents’ house even when they’re not necessarily expecting us. I always thought it was a bit weird.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We always just walk in. Same for my family’s house and even at my brother’s!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have a key for their house (I lived there for nearly 20 years after all) so I just let myself in, or my mom sees me and opens the door.  FH and his family use the garage, we always use the code and go right in.

    Though I think if my parents moved I may be more inclined to knock.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I always just walk in to my Mom’s house.  And my Grandma’s.  Even if it’s locked I have a key so I would just let myself in.  And I never thought about it before but we would always ring the doorbell at FI’s Dad and Stepmom’s house.  And I think that’s a pretty accurate reflection of the family dynamic. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I never ring my parents doorbell, even when I do just drop by (which is not very often). Their current house is not the house that I grew up in but they’re my parents so it doesn’t really matter. We don’t ring the bell at my IL’s either. I also don’t ring the bell when I go to my aunt and uncles. I guess we’re a “let yourself in” type of family.  

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I dont have a key to my dad and step mom’s house and even when they are expecting us they typically always leave their doors locked so, yes, I ring the doorbell or knock

    My mom’s house is usually kept unlocked and I do have a key so the only time I’d ring the doorbell is if I forgot my key for some reason and she hadn’t left the door unlocked

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    They mostly lock their doors, so I ring the bell. Holidays when people are expected I just stroll right in.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I just go right in. I’m an only child and live 2 hrs away, so even if I showed up unannounced, they would be too excited to see me to care if I rang the bell.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If they know we’re coming, we’ll just walk right in. If it’s unexpected I’ll always call first then ring the doorbell.

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