Did you always make an appointment first when you would like to be a guest?

Canada
March 29, 2008 4:24pm CST
Yes, I always made an appointment first when I would like to visit someone's house/office. Because people are often busy in their own life and perhaps, when you come there without appointment, it may not be an appropriate time for him/her. I don't want to create an awkward situation when he/she is in the middle of doing something. Did you always make an appointment at first when you would like to visit someone? Have you ever encountered an unsolicited vendor at home? If yes, what did you do?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I always make an appointment before going to someone's house. I hate to just show up because they may be eating or in the bed. I think it is rude to invite yourself over to someone's house. You should ask first or wait to be invited. I have had uninvited guests and it is not very good timing. I am either working or too tired to have a guest or company. sometimes I have nothing to offer them either and that makes me uncomfortable also.
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
29 Mar 08
Yes I always phone people and friends before going over... to make sure it is alright for me to do so. I have some friends who just turn up at my door without annoncing themselve. I find it annoying as it is an invasion of my privacy. But they think that they are entitled to walk in and out of my life as they please... because I am their friend. Again... it is all about good manners. You either have them... or you don't.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Yes in this day of modern technology it is much easier to call or email someone if you would like to go visit them. It used to be before cell phones if in town people might stop in and say hello enroute. But I like to call ahead and make sure it is okay to come, if they will be home and free or if too busy. It is rude not too and can be an invasion or embarassing if you don't.
@banipenet (283)
29 Mar 08
I agree with you two. I think that is polite to made an appointment first when you want to visit someone. It is very irritating when you meet guest in the moments that you are not in a bad mood or when you are busy. Besides, some people could think that going to visit someone without appointment it will be a surprise for this, but i think that it could be a displeasure. So, let remain to the appointments.
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• China
30 Mar 08
Whether making an appointment first when visit someones depends on the situation.If there is something important,I think there is no time to make an appointment .You know I have to or must visit .
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
30 Mar 08
yes...even with my best friend, I do call first before showing up to make sure it is a good time for her. We are very close and I'm sure that she would not be bothered if I just popped in as I would not be if she did. It is just how we have always been. I like it that I know she is coming and I make sure the coffee is on and I have nothing else going on. When friends or others drop by unexpectedly sometimes I have to put plans with my daughter on hold which makes me feel bad or stop whatever in order to be sociable and it often throws all other plans off kilter. I really don't like door knockers and so I just don't do it.
@Roxenne (73)
30 Mar 08
I did often make an appointment before to go to someone`s house, but not always...I think it depends from the relation you have with him/her.
@Hatley (164239)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 08
Yes I always called first to see if it was okay as you never know what they may be doing or if they are even home. My parents more my mom and sister never bothered to do that and they would sometimes catch us in an awkward situation such as when the kids were in bed and my husband and I were making whoppee and they would just open the bedroom door and walk right in so embarrassing.