We don’t answer the door at our house. Partly because we are anti-social pricks (our neighbours will be the first to confirm this), but mostly because an unsolicited knock on the door is never good.
Likely reasons you are knocking on my door without an invitation:
- you are trying to get me to join your religious cult
- you are asking me for money for xyz worthy cause
- you are trying to get me to sign up for a fixed gas rate plan with a contract that invites you to bend me over and have your way with me whenever you so choose
- you wish to do me and my family harm (super not okay)
- you are running for office and want to solicit my vote
- you know we are eating something super yummy for dinner and want to join us
- you are serving me with a subpoena (uncool)
- it’s halloween and you are a really cute little kid in an awesome costume
- you are giving me money (this has yet to happen)
- you are bringing me pizza and wings and/or booze
- you live here and you forgot your keys
- you are selling girl guide cookies
In the age of technology and social media, there are so many more effective ways to communicate with people. I am amazed that having people go door-to-door is still occurring at all. At least with telemarketers I can just ignore my phone. Having someone physically at my door is really intrusive. (Just to be clear, Scott and I absolutely donate to charities. When our friends are doing something for a cause they are passionate about, we do our best to sponsor them. When we can, we donate to charities that are important to us. It just so happens that right now, we are scrambling to make ends meet because of Max’s therapy bills.)
So, to recap, I’ll quote the great Greta Garbo “I just want to be left alone”. And if you can’t do that, stick to email – I’m much more likely to answer that than my door.