March 29, 2018 2:23am CST
I'm the sort of person who likes to know if someone is going to visit me and I don't like people to turn up unannounced. I like the house to be tidyish and sometimes I might be planning to go out so if someone visits out of the blue it can be inconvenient. Some people always have an open house which is nice but I always think a phone call beforehand is more polite unless it's an emergency. A friend of mine said if people called on her when she didn't want to see them she would put her coat over her arm and say she was just going out!
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• Corsham, England
@toniganzon I remember once when I lived at home with my parents, my dad answered the door to a boy I didn't want to see. It was embarrassing as he asked me out in front of my mum and I didn't know what to say as I didn't want to make him feel bad.
i read something similar in a magazine, about having a hat near the door and putting it on before opening the door. if you want to see them, say you just got home and let them in. if you don't want to see them, say you're about to leave.