? Do you always have to call?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-19-2004
? Do you always have to call?
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 5:36pm

Hello. I am relatively new here but I hear a reoccuring theme that interests me.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 9:17am

I think we are living in a different world that what it was 20-30 years ago.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-29-2002
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 9:30am

I personally prefer a phone call before someone shows up.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-24-2004
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 10:36am

I'm new here, but where I live, we generally don't answer the door, unless we're expecting someone. This is probably due to hearing about home invasions ("push ins").

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2007
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 1:27pm

We live in the same neighborhood as my in-laws, parents, 2 aunts, and my DH's best friend and his girlfriend, so we get drop-ins all the time.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 2:40pm

If it's immediate and close

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-10-2010
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 2:50pm

Yes, times have changed.

I think a call is always appropriate.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2010
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 2:50pm

I prefer a phone call before someone comes over, that way I can ensure that I will be home to visit.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 3:12pm

I also have a family member that has so many rules about when one can visit, how long they can stay, Never on Sundays, on and on that no one wants to visit them anymore.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-23-2003
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 9:30pm

I think it's safest to call people before you visit if at all possible. Most people seem to expect it. But I grew up with people just dropping by and doing the same, so I generally don't mind if people show up unexpected. Like others have said, people are coming to see me, if they are offended by the state of my house, then they learned their lesson to give me some warning first! :D I know most people want to be called first, so I do that.

If people show up unexpected, I usually invite them in for a few minutes at least. I don't drop what I'm doing...I either cut the conversation short and send them on their way or continue doing whatever chore I was busy with while we chat. If they are casual enough to drop by then they shouldn't mind if I'm casual about them being there. :)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 9:46pm

I don't want anyone dropping by and walking up to my door!

 

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