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Do You Answer

Yesterday, I got a random knock on the door. I hate random knocks on the door. I’m currently living in an apartment and I feel like I get a lot. Especially recently. These past few weeks I’ve been getting knocks left and right. Apparently my apartment was chosen for some sort of health survey and we’d get x amount of dollars if we qualify for their assessment. I’m not really sure. It’s rude, but I zoned out on whatever pitch they were giving my husband.

Now, I’m not sure if the people who have been knocking are the ones who are doing this survey. However, it very well could be. They tried to make an appointment with my husband, who politely declined and said he had a hectic schedule. It was after his chat with them that the unexpected door knock has really picked up.

I hate it. I don’t answer the door unless I’m expecting someone. I don’t care who it is, if I’m not expecting you, don’t even bother knocking. I also appreciate a “I’m here” text, that way when you do arrive, I know it’s you. However, as long as I’m expecting someone I’ll peek through the peephole and answer.

The only times I answer the door when it’s not for friends, is if I’m expecting a package or food. I feel that package (and food delivery) tracking has gotten so good, that it’s not a surprise to hear a knock from them.

I have always been like this. I don’t think it’s ever really been about fear. I just don’t like to be bothered. I don’t want to buy whatever you’re selling. I don’t want to hear about your religion. I’m not voting for whoever you’re campaigning for. I don’t have time to take whatever survey you’ve got. In my experience, an unexpected knock on the door is one of those things.

I don’t even try to hide it at this point. I used to keep everything so quiet as I tried to peer out the window and discover who it could possibly be. Now, I still quietly look out the window, but I don’t try to keep the rest of my house quiet. Which is probably a little bit rude, but it is my house. I shouldn’t feel bad for not wanting to answer the door and I shouldn’t feel the need to hide that I’m there.

This whole thing got me wondering if my behavior was the “norm” or if people actually answer the door and I’m just the weird one. I thought it would be fun to do a poll and see what other people do. So, please answer the poll and feel free to explain your answer in the comments!

Thank you so much for voting and for stopping by! I will see you next time!

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