When the doorbell rings

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  1. Northland

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    I was wondering about this: when your doorbell or buzzer is set off and you aren't expecting anyone, what goes through your mind?

    Do you expect a friend or an unwelcomed solicitor or a policeman with bad news? Or someone from the tax office? Are you anxiety ridden almost instantly? Nonchalant? Something different?

    So tell me, what is going on with you at that moment?
     
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    this is what is going on in my mind: The doorbell! Hurry, need to open it, I wonder who it is.
     
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    I was woken at 6am the other morning by my doorphone buzzing. I didnt get out of bed & it stopped. I lay awake for about an hour worrying about who it could have been! It was way too early for the post.

    I thought it might be a dawn raid or something! :eek:
     
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    I never answer the door if I'm not expecting anybody. It's normally Jehovah's Witnesses trying to shove a copy of The Watchtower in my hands and attempting to save my soul...at 9am on a Saturday morning! Please! :cool:
     
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    I think "Aw, fuck"
     
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    If it is a reasonable hour (8am to 9pm in my book) the only thing I think is "Who the fuck is that?" - in some instances this is followed swiftly by "Where the fuck are my trousers?", but not always (by which I mean if I am already wearing them, of course).

    If the doorbell rings between 9pm and 8am - I think "Who the fucking fuck is that and what the fuck do they want?" and I will ask who is there before I open the door.

    I never presuppose it will be anyone in particular, though.
     
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    It's either someone delivering a work package for me or something my wife bought online, or someone asking for a donation for some cause. So it's usually an unemotional interruption.
     
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    after 9 pm, unless we ordered a pizza I'm a little nervous actually. and I live in a good neighborhood.




    you can always tell if the neighborhood is okay if they will still deliver pizza to your door. I lived in a city neighborhood for about 1 1/2 yrs and all of a sudden "no delilvery in your area." we had to go pick up a pizza.
     
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    I don't like guests showing up unannounced. If the bell rings I expect UPS/the mailman, my landlord, or a neighbor with a question or problem, or a solicitor (salesman or religious group).

    My parents are from the old school where you just show up unannounced. Sucks when they drive over an hour to show up at my sisters house and she is not home. I think they've since learned their lesson.
     
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    If I'm in England and it rings before noon, I assume it's some sort of post and answer it, otherwise I ignore it.

    If I'm in America, I answer it regardless.
     
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    People in NY don't drop by, If the buzzer rings it's UPS!
    If it's the doorbell it's my neighbor!
     
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    I think: Oh no...I have to get up again... I need a butler...

    That or: who the hell could that be?
     
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    I think, Oh GAWD!, my living room's a mess!
     
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    I can answer that, No.
     
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    My first thought is usually, 'Who the heck is that?' Now that I live in rural Georgia people tend to just drop in unannounced to chat or bring us food, etc. It's weird to me. :confused: I'm big on boundaries. Call me first and I will be there ready and presentable. Drop in unannounced even at 4PM I may be in my jammies or I may be in a snit about something and it won't be pleasant.

    I am pretty much the same way. Only I will give it till 10 PM before I ask who it is before opening the door. After that I am likely to ignore the doorbell.

    A butler would be divine! :cool: Either that or we need to go back to having calling cards. I tend to be a private person and detest people dropping in unannounced.
     
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    I find it rather funny as I was looking back in this thread having posted earlier the doorbell rang even though I wasn't expecting anyone!

    :lmao:

    (It was my new neighbour looking to borrow a tin opener, FYI.)
     
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    I have one of the worst door bells ever, for 16 or 17 years, talk about putting something off. It scares the crap out of my cat every time it goes off. I too have to rush to put on pants, and then that flight of steps I have to do. And it's usually someone trying to sell something or maybe a tenant needing left in. I may not answer the phone if it rings but I usually see who's at the door, not saying I am opening it though.
     
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