(Closed) Does it aggravate you when people show up without calling?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Does it bother you when people show up at your house without calling first?
    Yes. : (150 votes)
    77 %
    No. : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Family? No. Other people? Yes. : (23 votes)
    12 %
    Other/Explain. : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think it is rude to drop in on anyone, regardless of the situation. Some people are just not raised with the same courtesies as we were I guess. I consider it a southern thing. Part of being a southern hostess is making sure your house is spotless and that you’re prepared to entertain. I would literally never just drop by anybody’s house. I don’t even do that to my Future Mother-In-Law, and I have a key to her house.

    Post # 4
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t know it depends. If my husband’s uncle just showed up… I would be weirded out. But if either one of our parents, siblings, or really close friends dropped by unannounced it wouldn’t bother me.  I love having visitors : ) And none of those people would care if my house wasn’t in perfect shape and I wouldn’t care if they saw it that way.

    Post # 5
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    YES! And people do it all the time. I have a small child and would like the opportunity to pick up her 90,000 toys before entertaining.

    Post # 6
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Yeah, it bugs me. Everyone and their dog has a cell phone these days, is it so hard to shoot me a text before you’re on my doorstep?

    If I’m not expecting anyone, I’ve been known to just pretend I’m not home, or tell them later that I must have been in the shower and didn’t hear them buzz. Luckily it doesn’t happen that often.

    Post # 8
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It doesnt ruin my day or anything but it is so rude. I would never do that to someone, so I hate it when people just pop in lol 

    Post # 10
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The only people I would ever do that with are my parents but it’s clearly communicated that they expect us to drop by if we’re on that side of town. I usually text first anyway.

    I haven’t had people do it to me yet, but yeah, I’d be annoyed.

    Post # 14
    4419 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    It doesn’t bother me…  I always call first myself, but if someone drops by our house for a visit, I just kind of roll with it. If they drop by unexpectedly, they have to understand that the vacuum might be out, the dishes might not be done, and I might not have anything for them to drink other than water. So if they’re good with that, then they’re welcome. If they’re going to judge my housekeeping abilities because they come by unannounced, then they can stay away.

    Of course, only my BFF ever stops by without calling, and even if she did call first, I wouldn’t have time to clean anything up, because she lives less than a mile away. Plus, she’s seen my house at its worst, so it’s no big deal.


    Post # 16
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    OMG! So rude!! My FI’s parents did this us a few weeks ago while we were having sexy funtime. They didn’t think we were home and they wanted to play with our cat (yea they treat that thing like their grandchild) so they let themselves in….

    Thankfully his father rang the doorbell a few times “just in case” so we had time to literally throw on some clothes first, but OMG who does that?!?!

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