Over the years I’ve had all sorts of people knocking on my front door. Mostly unsolicited door knockers and they resorted to knocking on the door when they couldn’t get any response after ringing the door bell.
If I’m not expecting anyone, I will decide if I want to open the door or not for them after peeking from the window.
Here is a list of people who have knocked on my door, in no particular order.
1) Jehovah Witness
They come always bearing news of the impending doom of our world. Sometimes they will leave some printed materials with catastrophic images. But they never disappoint by sending out lovely, mild-mannered elderly members of their society.
Do I open the door for them? I do but this only happens when I’m already expecting someone else but I ended up opening the door for them instead.
2) Postal worker/Posty, also incudes courier
Our regular posty is a friendly lady who comes around about 3 times a week. Courier drivers are always men who deosn’t really look like they enjoy their work hahaha!
Do I open the door for them? Of course!
3) Kids on Halloween
I’m not fond of opening my door to kids just because I don’t know how to react to this event. There was one year when I helped to open the door for my daughter to give out candies.
4) People asking for donation
This I don’t really like to entertain and I try my best to be very quiet when I see them on my doorstep.
5) Sales people for electricity/gas/phone/internet plans
Emotional blackmail at its best. No sales person offering water deals though, because there is only one company that looks after the infrastructure.