Do you hang up when the door bell rings?

@Browisn (782)
United States
September 16, 2008 1:34pm CST
I have noticed that a lot of people tend to end a phone call from a friend to answer the door bell. I think this is an unsafe practice. Especially for women who are at home alone. What do you think about this? I think it is much safer to keep the caller on the line until you are sure that your visitor is not there to harm you. If you do not feel safe you can tell the caller on the phone to call the police.
5 responses
@petiksmode (2986)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
what i do usually is i will put the conversationo n hold for me to attend the door and rigth after i do that i will go back to the conversation telling the person i am speaking who was the person on the door...i do this esp when i am alone so if there is an emergency or somthing there is always a person i could easlity speak to about.... if happened that the person knocking is my visitor i will tell the one i am speaking to inthe phone that i will give a call back.....
@Browisn (782)
• United States
16 Sep 08
That's a good method and i would suggest one more thing. Don't you think it would be better to just set the phone down so the caller could hear any confrontation, rather than putting the caller on hold? Thanks for your response. Happy MyLotting....
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• Philippines
16 Sep 08
actually that i was i meant when i say i will put the caller on hold hehehehe i just cant find the right words earlier..thnks though hehehe
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@Browisn (782)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Gottcha! Thanks. Happy MyLotting.....
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
16 Sep 08
Hi browisn. I never end a phone call to answer the door bell. I only ask for a little waiting. I have this custom since many years ago when a strange man tryed to get in my home. I didn't opened the door and he tryed to force it. I called to the police but when they came the man was gone. Since this day I have the custom to keep the phone call when the door bell rings. But many times we don't have any phone call when the door bell rings LOL. Cheers and have a nice day.
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@Browisn (782)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Thanks Teka. I'm glad you practice safety. Happy MyLotting....
• United States
16 Sep 08
I think that it would be wise to keep someone on the phone, just in case of an emergency. I have done that plenty of times, but I always make sure I know whos here first.
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@Browisn (782)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I think that is the a good way do be. Thanks for your input. Happy Mylotting...
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I don't have any visitors that I don't expect. If I do, I don't open the door without checking who is behind the door. I am very careful with strangers.
@Browisn (782)
• United States
17 Sep 08
That's great if you can always tell who is there before you open the door. In our apartment for example there are no front windows and my life can't see out of the peep hole in the door. Even so is couldn't hurt to have someone on the phone until you are sure the visitor is in and it is safe. Happy MyLotting....
@missybear (11395)
• United States
17 Sep 08
i never thought about it like that. maybe they just saying someone is at the door cause they don't want to talk on the phone anymore.
@Browisn (782)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Sorry Missy, but you misunderstood my post. I know people (like my wife) who hang up on there caller before opening the front door. I think it would be a little safer to leave the phone caller on the line until you know you are safe. Happy MyLotting....