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Old 09-19-2018, 10:45 AM   #1
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Do you answer your door at home for unexpected visitors?

You know you are stting on the couch in your underwear munching on some wings, binge watching a netflix show because basically you don't have anything better to do that day. And then you hear a knock or a doorbell.

First, you say to youself "who in the is that knocking on the door". The stress and anxiety kicks in. You think to yourself should you answer it? It could be nice neighbor(fark the azzwipe old that lives behind me) but you really don't feel like dealing with whatever issue they got.Or maybe it's family member with a problem or just want to visit and then that makes you mad like why the didn't they call first? . . Or you think it could be a salesman trying to sell you some stupid like an home alarm. (like I would really buy an alarm from a door to door salesman) . Then I think darker maybe its some thugs trying to home invade me and want to rape my wife or worse yet want to rape me. Then I think where in the did my wife hide the guns now?

So I say to myself ... screw it I'm relaxing and sure as don't feel like putting pants on and I don't want to get up to even look who it is because maybe they have 9mm pressed against the peep hole waiting to pirate my (seen that in way to many movies) . So I turn off the tv and stay silent hoping(like that ain't a dead give away that I'm home) they stop knocking and will go away. More anxiety. More stress Dang it I hate when people knock on my door unannounced. So I finally say fark it I dont want to answer it. I mean my house or their house could be on fire, the apocalypse could be happening, naked people(some even look good enough to look at) running up and down the street, giant spiders, meteors and I will still be in my underwear on the couch watching Ozarks. So no I don't answer what about ya'll?
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:04 AM   #2
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If I’m expecting a package and I can see the ups truck outside, then yes. Other than that, no. On Labor Day when I was on my way home from work (2pm) my fiancé called me and said some dudes were going around knocking on everyone’s door in our building. Told her lock the door and get the shotgun ready to rock and roll. I was home 5 min after they knocked the first time. They came back around when I was home. Still had the 12 gauge sitting next to the door. Don’t know what these clowns were up to, she called Harris county dispatch and told them what was going on. I’m wondering if they were waiting on somebody stupid to open the door and rush inside.
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I keep my 9mm with my self-defense rounds behind my back. Only open the door enough to see who it is. If its someone cool, I slip it in my waistband and open the door. Luckily, haven't had a different situation.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:44 PM   #4
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my dogs always answer the door. There is rarely anyone still there by the time I get there.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
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It's always a package or sales guy. Part of my door is etched glass so I can see who it is but they can't see me very well. If no one is there then it was a package. If it's someone I don't recognize I yell " off" and they always leave.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #6
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Thankfully i have my whole yard fenced in to not have to worry about these things...if someone is at the gate i can check a camera...and my dogs let me know if someone is a the gate i am not expecting.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:35 AM   #7
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I'm too lazy to answer the door so I just leave it wide open.
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Yall watch too many movies, you paranoid . Sounds like yall need to move. Yes i answer the door if someone knocks.
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I found that answering the door in underwear often works well.
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:10 PM   #11
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Have a sign over the bell explaining we are not interested in sales, politics, or religion. Worked perfectly this past Saturday.

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Yall watch too many movies, you paranoid . Sounds like yall need to move. Yes i answer the door if someone knocks.
I am not paranoid, ain't scared... I am just not exactly a friendly sort of guy.
Don't answer my phone either if I am not expecting a call or recognize the number.
I also tend to think of myself as an , not a "".
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I am not paranoid, ain't scared... I am just not exactly a friendly sort of guy.
Don't answer my phone either if I am not expecting a call or recognize the number.
I also tend to think of myself as an , not a "".
lol Seems like I am getting less friendly the older I get too.
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as opposed as i am to pharmaceuticals you need a mouth full of xanax if thats whats stressing you out.
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Caller ID for the phone. Ring Doorbell for the front door. If we don't recognize either we don't respond.
That's not paranoid....just don't want to be bothered.
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I look out the window and wait to see who is leaving then open it if it's somebody I know.
Black dude came knocking the doorbell one night. He wouldn't leave, kept knocking and ringing the doorbell while dogs were going bananas. I cracked the door with weapon ready. He mumbled 'oh my bad, wrong house' and bailed.
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I just set these up for the house. Really digging them compared to Arlo or wired systems. For $25 a camera its a game changer.

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I have a few Wyze cameras, no issues to report and I feel they’re a good deal at $25.
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Nope... go away.
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