Do you ever not answer your door to someone ?

February 22, 2007 10:18am CST
Have you ever had someone knocking on the door and not answered it. i know i have done it. guilty. i read somewhere that if you hear a knock on your door put on a jacket. if its someone you like say you have just got in . if its someone you dont like say youre just going out. i think i would prefer to hide under the bed, hehe.who are your unwelcome visitors?
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• Ireland
22 Feb 07
That's really funny. If there wasn't so much rubbish under my bed I could possibly hide there. My most unwelcome visitors are beggars, people selling scratch cards and raffle tickets, people asking me to sponsor them and the postman at 7.15 AM. I have a camera phone on my door so I can usually see who the person is before I open the door. If it is somebody I don't know, I don't even open the door and I don't even bother to talk to them.
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• United States
22 Feb 07
I'm bad and I will admit to it. A lot of times when I don't feel like it, and am not expecting someone, I pretend I'm not home. Especially if my house has those peep through holes. I guess I just don't like entertaining at home especially when they didn't make an appointment with me.
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@BlackBay (584)
• Canada
22 Feb 07
I have to say I'm guilty of this sometimes,LOL. I also don't answer the phone if I'm not in the mood to talk to anyone, some days I just don't have the energy to listen.(shame on me,lol)
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
i have done it few times to friends and family (i think 1 time on my unkle, 1 to his wife and 1 to a family friend) I remember I wanted to sleep as my son was sick for few days qnd i finaly managed to put him in bed, the other time i just wanted to be alone and with the family friend well I just didnt like opening the door as he is my fathers friend and he wasnt there. when they asked where I was after I said In the bath. I do it to door to door sale people and religius people or people that I recognise to be taking survey or whatever.
12 Jun 07
Hey i do it all the time if the door goes and im not expecting anyone i dont answer it i tell the kids to be quite and wait for them to go away even tho the kids make up so much noise the people or person at the door must know some one is in lol. oh well
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
31 May 07
Yes, I have before. For example, there were a few religious people trying to spread the gospel. I agree with them about it, but I don't like them coming to my home so I don't answer the door. Sometimes, there are people that are trying to sell stuff and I don't like that either. Pablo
@fabeboso (102)
• Philippines
31 May 07
I'm guilty about this, Sometimes when I feel like I dont want to face the person I dont answer it and never open the door .Pretend that I wasn't inside, I know that this is not right but I feel irritating while talking to this person.
@AKRao24 (21218)
• India
13 May 07
Ha Ha Ha ...that was too funny at the same time quite an interesting idea to put on a Jacket before opening the door! Well as far as I am concern, It is unfortunate that I can't do that, even if I want to do, because I am staying on a Stud Farm as a Resident Vet and I am called in to attend any emergency at any time of the day or night ! So the persons on the duty they will come and knock the door to inform me about the emergency, which I think I can never ignore! As far as the question of getting unwanted or Unwelcome visitors are concerned, We hardly have any as we are staying quite away from the township and because of this any guests attending us they make sure that we are there at our place at the time they wanted to visit us! Thus the problem of having unwelcome guests is almost 'Nil' with us! Thanks for initiating such a nice and interesting discussions! All the best!
@steveyu85 (186)
• Malaysia
11 May 07
yes i had did that before not to answer someone when they knock my door, but i seldom do that.It is just something I don't want to be disturbed, so I do not answer the person who knock my door. Instead of open the door, I stay quiet pretended that I am not around in the room or maybe the person might think than I am still sleeping in my room. Very tricky, right? But i seldom do this, mostly i will open the door.
• Malaysia
11 May 07
sometimes whenever i'm feeling down or not in the mood to see/talk to anybody, then i would feel like not answering the door. if it's my family then i would let them in, if not...it depends on who that person is hehe ;)
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
11 May 07
Yes, I didn't answer my door to my landowner's friend. She is also a landowner too. Last year, she was also my landowner when I keep a store in her house. Then we begin to play majiang together.Majiang is a gambling game, you have to play with three people together,so sometimes if she has no enough people, she often ask me to play with her. At first, I didn't know how to play it, so I lost lot of mony on it. Then I like to play it. So she often call me for playing majiang, sometimes I feel very tired and she gives me a call, I say I'm tired ,then she comes to my house and knock at my door, I don't answer her. Majiang is a gambling game, it is bad to play it everyday without work. Someone plays it for a living, but I can't. It is addicted if you play it everyday, so I cant answer her sometimes.
@cisco1 (539)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Yeah i did that before! if i feel like not having visitors i wont answer it! i will just hide out in my room and lay in bed! lol, But i havent done that in awhile. The only people that i always do it, its jehovah witnesses.
@tutul0045 (2631)
• India
4 Mar 07
well i answer all the calls in my door. well sometimes when iam feeling tired or something i jsut tell it upfront. that helps u know. its better than to feel guily from inside. Cheers, Tutul
@babyhar (1335)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
The only time I find myself not answering the door when someone has knocked on it.. Is when someone such as a sales person is knocking on my door trying to sell me something.. I tend to usually look through my peep hole to see who it is that is knocking on my door. I dislike having to deal with those type of people as they try to push upon you whatever they are selling.. And sometimes it is rather difficult to get rid of them.. I've had to go as far as shut the door on them because they wouldn't go away.. Other people who will knock on my door & I won't answer the door to would have to be people who are trying to force there religion upon you.. I have had this happen to to often & it really irritates me. I don't think people should go to someone's door & bother them when they are in the comfort of there own home. I believe if someone wants to join a certain religion or become apart of a certain religion.. They will go to wherever they need to.. To join. Also sometimes if I am not expecting company & they haven't called in advance.. I will sometimes not answer the door as well. I have had to many people in the past do this to me.. I think it's rude of anyone to just decide to show up without calling in advance.. I believe if you want to come & visit someone you shouldn't just drop on it without notifying them before hand. I know that I don't like doing this to others as I don't like catching them at the wrong time.. Or catching them off guard. Some people prefer to get things ready for when company comes over before they decide to show up.. And I have to admit that I am honestly one of those people as well. Sometimes also if I had just woken up & let's say I am still half awake.. And let's say someone like a meter reader wants to read my meter.. And I had just woken up & am not in the mood to answer the door.. Sometimes I will just not answer the door but will call the company.. And will ask them to come another day when I am more awake.. And am willing to deal with them on that specific day.. I dislike how they just show up with no appointment.. Because sometimes you are in the middle of something.. Or the door bell rings & it startles you because you are in a deep sleep.. I mean who honestly likes waking up to someone who wants to get a reading on your meter? I know it can be frustrating when you are trying to get a good nights rest & aren't expecting any company on that specific day. I know that it how it is for me personally.. I'd much rather have someone make an appointment with me before just deciding to show up.. But sometimes you don't always get that luxury. haha. I think in all honesty the only people I will answer the door for is.. People who I either know very well or who lives in the same household as me.. I'm not just willing to open up my door for just anyone. I'd much rather be safe than sorry.. Sometimes you never know who you are opening up the door to.. I try to stay clear of opening the door open for just anyone.. As I want to protect not only myself, but the people whom I love who live in the same household as me. I am the same way when it comes to the answering the phone. If I don't know the person who is calling I will just let it go to voice mail.. If the person wants to get in to contact with me they will leave a message.. If they don't want to leave a message they aren't so important in the first place in my mind. In conclusion.. As you can see.. I get a lot of unwelcome guests or if you will 'visitors' who just show up out of no where.. I'd much rather open up my front door for people I know instead of just complete strangers. It's a safety issue for me in all honesty at the end of the day! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
• United States
27 Feb 07
I love this question! lol YES, there are times when I do not answer my door, or my phone either. If I am not expecting company, then why should I be expected to open my door? Maybe I am busy, or just not in the mood for company. I think it is SO rude for people to just drop over without calling, or being invited. So I think that there is nothing wrong at all in choosing not to accept company. I have hidden out from the lady next door several times...and even my in-laws! ahahah
@hezoid (2148)
27 Feb 07
Only if it's a sales person, or if someone is knocking on the door really early in the morning when i'm still in bed (it'd have to be before 6:30am in the week as that's when i get up for work!) or maybe if someone knocked on the door really late at night. I like the jacket tip, i might use that if i'm ever not sure if the person is a sales person or not and thus don't know whether to open the door to them or not!