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Old 10-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Confession: I hate hearing my door bell. It's usually my landlord wanting a check, or someone trying to sell me something. If I am not expecting anyone, my wife has to hear me bellow "who the F' is knocking on my door!?"

I then go out on my balcony and look down. I'm definitely not putting on pants and going downstairs for Greenpeace or "a positive message." I Save no Children on Saturday mornings.

I have a small handfull of friends who can come over anytime they want, and they call ahead of time.

My inlaws have a house in Michigan on Grand Lake, and folks will just stop by without notice. It's insane. One time we woke up and came downstairs for coffee, and on the table was a pie with a note. My wife and I approached it as if it were a rattlesnake. How did it get there?? Apparently the neighbor lady, who is a nice lovely person by the way, came into the house while we were sleeping and dropped off a pie. I cannot tell you how creepy that is.

Like I said though, shes a nice lady, and thats the culture of the area.

So, let me ask you, New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers alike, how do you feel about surprise visitors?
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Depends on who they are. Friends/neighbors I am happy, someone trying to sell me something( the typical knock on the door) annoyed.

 
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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The battery died on our doorbell, and I never replaced it. Gets rid of the riff-raff since I never hear them knock. Most sales people try the doorbell and leave after a bit. If I do notice them I hide. I figure if it is someone I want to come in my house they will call first.

Except the in-laws. I don't want them in the house, they never call but somehow manage to get in.

 
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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I don't mind it, makes me feel like I have friends. They always get weird though when I invite them in to help me shave my back...

 
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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Don't you have locks on your doors?

 
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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I hate them. I don't necessarily live in a "bad" neighborhood, but not the greatest. The first thought that goes through my head when an unexpected visitor knocks is how I'm going to take this mother f***er out if he/she tries to rob me. Other than that it's merely an annoyance because I'm usually either naked or they're interrupting my brew day.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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I don't mind if people want to come over unannounced. I think most people know when they think they are close enough to us to just pop by, and wait while I see who is at the door, put the safety on the gun and put it away before letting them in. The barking dogs keep then company until I get back.

 
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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This reminds me of a time I did answer the door and it was a guy selling home alarms. We were sitting in the porch and my dog was going nuts at the door. He said something like "With this alarm you will have the peace of mind that nobody will come into your house". I looked at him and said, "Go walk into my house." He looked at my dog (German Shepherd/Lab) and was like, 'uhhhhh' and I said "Have a nice day."

My dog is a sweetheart, she sounds and looks a lot meaner than she is, but scary enough for people to reconsider walking in that don't know her.

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Old 10-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #9
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I don't mind surprise visitors during daylight hours or on the weekend. There is only a few people in my area who are welcome anytime, but they don't really need to knock (although they do cause they're nice).

I don't even mind neighbors knocking trying to sell me crap for their school fundraisers (i'd rather have that then their parents selling to me at work). I ignore most sales people but I friggin' hate getting flyers and **** on my door or on my porch. I don't care that you want to clean my house, if you need to flyer bomb me, you don't have enough respect for my property to so a good job.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #10
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Yknow whose house I wouldnt walk in without express invitation? wolfstar's.
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