I try not to.
Poll to come (I assume...I've never set one up before).
I don't answer my front door when someone knocks or rings. It's 2010. No friends or family of mine just "drop by". Everyone calls or texts first. And if it's FedEx or UPS, I usually know something's coming and have a tracking number and can know if it's arriving that day (and am usually waiting for it). Or if it's not something I ordered, my delivery guys know to just throw it on my patio if I'm not home.
This means whoever at the door is someone I don't want to talk to. This means it's someone selling religion, selling magazine subscriptions, or possibly a homeless person with a can of ravioli asking to use my microwave to warm it up (this has happened). Every time I break my rule about this and go ahead and answer the door, I regret it. And being a guy in a wheelchair living alone, I'm also a pretty easy target for someone to rob if I open the door to them. So I've stopped altogether.
Wondering if this is a regional thing. Do you answer YOUR door?
Michael O'Chronicles / Michaelocomedy.com / PostApodaclypse.com / How to start in stand-up comedy
Keith Lowell Jensen: "Michael O'Connell said to say hi to you."
Bobby Slayton: "Who the fuck is Michael O'Connell?"
Keith Lowell Jensen: "Uh...you did a show with him a couple of weeks ago? Comedian in a wheelchair?"
Bobby Slayton: "Oh yeah! I fucking LOVE that guy!"
I try not to.
Yeah, because it could always been a woman who just got raped and needs help or maybe like a wizard summoning me to aid his magical kingdom.
Also, I possess windows to look out before I open the door. And I used to have an eye hole looking through thing.
Last edited by The Human Target; 06-11-2010 at 07:44 PM.
Yes, but I usually know whoever is there. If I don't know who it is, I'll answer but won't open the door...just talk through the door or window. But that doesn't happen too much.