(Closed) Just stopping by…random thoughts…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I never answer the door if I’m not expecting anyone where I live right now. In my small hometown, maybe, but its because I can see through the window lol

Post # 4
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I never would have answered – people don’t ever stop by our house unannounced so it would freak me out!  You need a peep hole!  Did you recently move there? Maybe it was someone who thought the old tenant still lived there?

Post # 5
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t answer the door unless I know who it is. We have a peep hole though so I can see through it. I would not have in your situation!

Post # 7
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I live in an incredibly small town and people stop by all the time. But it is a little different becuase I work in the schools a lot and live accross from the park so kids know they can come in for water, bathroom etc. I think this is perfectly fine in a small town, but in a larger city I don’t know if I would trust people. There are even times here when I lock my doors up tight when strange groups are in town.

Post # 9
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve only ever stopped by a friend’s apt who lived in the same complex as me. We studied abroad together and used to stop by each other’s rooms all the time so it seemed normal to continue  it. I was always happy when she stopped by because I was fairly lonely that summer (liked with Fiance then Boyfriend or Best Friend but he had to work a lot and it was summer so there were no friends around). I usually texted before I showed up though. And she had no problem telling me it was a bad time and visa versa.

Post # 10
2893 posts
Sugar bee

Totally the norm in small towns. We NEVER called to visit someone. You just walked over. It’s just a more relaxed, trusting environment I think. I mean, we wouldn’t lock doors, we’d leave doors and car windows open. You’d pop by people’s houses whenever you fancied a visit and you were always welcome. At least that was my experience growing up in different smaller communities all over the states. 

Live near Baltimore now and it’s a little different. I don’t care for people knocking on my door now because 98% of the time it’s a salesman and they always pick the creepy time where I just got out of the shower or after it’s dark and I’m alone. But I miss people just visiting. Thinking it might have more to do with the fact that people were closer when I was younger. Now they can barely bring themselves to txt you and need several weeks notice just to arrange a visit. Little over the top for me.

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