will you always knock on the door before entering on it?

@janebeth (2033)
Philippines
October 27, 2009 3:29am CST
i do always knock on the door, i think it is already my habit.. even in a restrooms, office and small houses.. i hate people who don't knock first.. what about you friends, do you also do this kind of attitude??
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I always knock on the door when I'm visiting someone, even my son's house. If they tell me beforehand that I can just walk right in, I will knock, then walk in. I always knock first. I wouldn't want anyone thinking that I am a burglar trying to break in to steal stuff! Usually, when I am expected, and I see that the door is open or even partly open, I will knock, then call in the room before entering. I think of it as common courtesy. I respect the privacy of others and would like to know that they respect mine. If I were expecting someone and they knew that they could walk right in without knocking, and I was caught in an embarrassing situation like scratching an itch in a most private spot on my body or expelling gas, well, I don't think I could live it down!
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
that is really so funny MW, me too i can't live on that situation.. so if ever i am in a room and i will do that scratching one, i will make sure that i really locked the door..
@maean_19 (4660)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
It is a sign of respect or a good habit to always knock on the door before entering. It would be bad manners when you never knock because people may think you have no ethics. A literate person always knock before he enters to a closed door.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
yes i agree on you, person who are literate are doing it, it's a sign of good manners and respect to others also.. thank you mae, and have a great day..
@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Oct 09
hi janebeth oh yes I really do always knock on the door as you may find your friend or relative otherwise in an embarrassing situation. My mom never did bother to knock on our door, she just came in and ordinarily that would be okay as she was my mom and had seen me in my undies numerous times. But this particular day my husband had the day off, the little ones were down for a nap so my hubby pulled me into our bedroom, closed the door, and we made love in the middle of the afternoon. all would have been fine, but my mom did not knock on our bedroom door but just barged in. I do not know who was more surprised or embarrassed of the three of us, but I do think it was my gentle mom. she turned red, oh oh sorry and backed out and shut the door. I noticed she did start to knock on the door first after that shock. he he ha ha
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
oh what an experienced, better she saw it for her to realized that she is always wrong in getting inside a room without knocking on it first..!! , i think she was the one who was embarrassed more compared to both of you..
@jugsjugs (13038)
27 Oct 09
I always knock on the door no matter what door it is before entering,however there are alot of people who never knock.I hate it when people just walk in as i think this is an evasion of privacy.I think that people like that do not have any respect for other people or other peoples privacy.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
i also hate people without manners specially getting inside a room without knocking on it, i think they should be kick.. hahha, thank you..
@BART78 (2931)
• Canada
27 Oct 09
....ofcourse...i knock before i enter...a show of good manner..
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
that's good and keep it up..
• China
27 Oct 09
hai~janebeth ye I'm agree with you.It's very offensive to enter other's room without a permission.I always knock on the door as a signal to let the owner known that I want to come into his/her room .Most people around me all have this basic polite manner.hehe~how lucky. when someone who come into my room directly ignoring knocking on the door .I will agrin tell this person whether he /she could not do that next time .It always work.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
thank you for dropping by sunshine, have a great day ahead..
@zhuhuifen46 (3484)
• China
27 Oct 09
It is a habit even children should be taught at early ages. It shows politeness for the host, and can avoid ackward encounters, if any. There are many more basic things we need to follow, such as the dinner table manners, greetings, etc. Showing respect for each other helps creating a good harmony, and makes ourselves at ease in any community.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
yes fen you are all right there, they should practice this doing now.. young ones can do it and they will bring it all the way.. thank you for dropping by and take care..
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 09
Me too, i always knock on the door before entering. I dont want to feel embarassed if there are some people in there having their personal moments going on. It is always better to knock and people will respect you more in this way.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
yes personal moments should be taken note also specially couples inside a room.. and it really feel so embarrassed if you enter on it without knocking on it first.. thank you friend.!!
@mesuaky (397)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
yes, in my case i have this maner of knocking before entering as we were trained to do this when we were young, we grew up having this as part of our habbit and maners to avoid and unfortunate incidents. I do hope people today also learn how to do this cause i notice lesser people practice this good maners specially the young ones of today, the parents should do their best to embed good maners to their childer specially when they are still young.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
yes mesu you are really right in there, young ones should practiced this manners.. and parents need to train their kids, and they should be the best example for them..thank you friend and GOD bless.
• China
27 Oct 09
Yes, Jane, I do. I always knock at the door before entering a room, even if the door is open. Firstly, I think it's a good manner. Secondly, it makes people inside informed that someone is coming. Just one situation, people inside look me and open the door for me. Haha... I also don't like the people break into my room but don't knock at the door. Sometimes, it makes me suffering in fact. But in most situation, I'm okay, but just don't like it.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
yes you are right there juice, it is very important to knock first before entering on it so the people inside will be aware on your appearance.. some kinda respect also is very important on this situation, thank you friend for dropping by..
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
27 Oct 09
this is something that is taught in the military and this is really a good manner to exercise. sometimes i do, sometimes i do not. if i enter one's room or house, i do. but if it's my own room, i can always get in without knocking first.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
yes this is a habit taught from the military and this is a great exercise, even in my own room i will knock on it.. because i feel that someone out there is sleeping and i need to wake them up.
@shellback (865)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Certainly I do knock first because it is a sign of respect even in my own house, lol..
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
that's also great shell, knocking on your own house is also a good manners.. to let the person inside noticed your appearance..