(Closed) Weird question time!

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: When you hear a knock at the door but you're not expecting anyone, do you answer?
    Yes, always : (25 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, but only if I recognize the person through the peephole : (49 votes)
    36 %
    Yes, but only if my SO is home : (18 votes)
    13 %
    No, never : (33 votes)
    24 %
    Other : (13 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m the same way!! My Fiance would kill me if I answered the door and he wasn’t home.  I do check to make sure they really leave though, I have heard of people ringing to make sure you aren’t home, then breaking in!

    Post # 4
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I answered other. Sometimes I do (after looking through the peephole), but, honestly, i feel awkward even answering for UPS. If its important, they can call or leave a note lol. I also don’t answer unknown phone numbers.

    Post # 6
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I chose other because I’ll answer the door if I’m dressed, but I’ll hide if I’m still in my PJ’s. 

    Post # 7
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    Lol, I will at least look. That way if they look like someone out of Criminal Minds, I can run to the bedroom, lock myself in, call 911, and wait to die. 

    Post # 9
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @peasantsong:  otherwise I’ll be waiting for them to break in or try to come in a window or something! At least if I look, I can be ‘oh, landlord lady, cool beans.’


    Most of the time though, it’s neighbor kids trying to sell me popcorn. 

    *but they could always be a trap!*

    Post # 10
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @peasantsong:  Darling Husband does not want me answering the door when he is not home. We have a gated building so people have to be buzzed in to come into the buillding anyway. So, if someone knocks on the door it is usually our landlord and he always calls first. no one ever comes over unannounced. 

    If someone knocks and I am not expecting someone and I am home alone I do not answer. I might check the peephole but usually not.

    Post # 13
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I just had this conversation at lunch with a coworker! She was telling me about one rainy night a random guy walked up to her house and asked her to use her phone. The reason this convo got brought up is because someone from her hometown let a teenager in for a “glass of water” and he ended up raping her and holding her hostage!!

    On that note, nope.. don’t answer the door unless it’s someone I know! If Darling Husband is home I may answer, but even then it’s usually someone soliciting something we don’t want anyway. Although I do hate the feeling of having to “hide” in my own house until they go away! God forbid they hear me roaming around and know I’m just ignoring them!!

    Post # 14
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m weird. Like sometimes my heart skips a beat when someone knocks on the door and I’m not expecting anyone. It usually ends up being a maintenance guy dropping something off or something since I live in an apartment. But lots of old friends and family members don’t know where I moved (and that’s completely on purpose) so I always have a mini freakout when someone knocks because I think it’ll be one of them and they “found me.” Haha. But yeah, I won’t answer if I’m home alone and I don’t know them.

    Post # 15
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @peasantsong:  I always say no cause I’m cheap and don’t need the temptation of more bad food, but I still feel my ticket to hell being upgraded to first class.

    I did try to make up for it by having a shit-ton of Halloween candy read to go, and then I got FOUR kids. We STILL have some left. 

    Post # 15
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    That just happened to me 1 hr. ago!  It was my best friend and her son.  Often times it is a neighbor or a kid/teen trying to sell something, raise money, etc.  Sometimes it is someone passing out political literature.  I would never ignore a knock.  Once an elderly neighbor knocked because her son was having a stroke.  She needed our help!

    ETA:  I admit ignoring the knocks on Halloween when I’ve already run out of candy and have already turned the porch light out.  It does tick me off when my light is off late on Halloween evening and they knock anyway. 

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