Monday, October 14, 2013

I've become that one person on my street that all the parents tell their kids not to talk to...

I think I'm just going to stop answering the door altogether.

I know I told you all a few weeks back about my run in with my neighbour who accused me of catnapping [link].  At least in that particular situation I wasn't at fault.  This time, however, I really only have myself to blame.

I decided it would be a good day to put on a face mask.  No real reason, just that I'm home and have no particular plans to leave the house today.  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to deep clean my pores.  So I broke out the tube of goo, smeared it all over my face, and waited for it to dry.

That's when there was a knock at my door.

Here's a little tip from your Auntie Kellie, kiddies.  If you're going to answer the door, best to make sure you're not wearing a cosmetic face mask ... and if you are going to answer the door wearing a cosmetic face mask, perhaps you should make sure it doesn't make you look like Al Jolson.

My neighbour was very nice about it, but you could tell he was a bit disturbed.  I thought about telling him that it was just a face mask, I wasn't "blacking up" or anything, but I thought maybe that'd just make things worse.

Yeah ... definitely going to stop answering the door.




52 comments:

  1. Well, at least you didn't make it worse by dropping to one knee and singing "Mammy."

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  2. I would curl up into a ball of sobbing fear if someone came to my door. No one ever comes to my door. Wait, am I THAT person too? Nah, couldn't be, I'm a sparkling peach of a person. You're just cultivating a safe space. A place where people won't bother you.

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    1. If you have to ask if you're that person, then you're that person ;P

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  3. I don't answer the phone either.

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    1. Neither do I, but that's because my phone isn't plugged in :)

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  4. Just because you are home, you are not required to answer the phone or the doorbell!

    But most of us do it.

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    1. ... I'd walk a million miles, for one of your smiles ... Mammmmmieeeeee....

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  6. My office window faces the street so I see people coming before they open the gate and I don't answer unless they are important, cops, ambos, postie etc, or I'm expecting a guest. Otherwise, to hell with them. I've had some people see me sitting at my desk and come over to the window and knock on it and start talking. I rip into them for being so rude and they skulk off with their tales between their legs.

    I blasted two women for banging on my lounge room window once. I was sitting at the dining table and saw them park, walk up the path and heard them knock. Didn't answer because I didn't know them. but when they decided to bang on my window that pissed me off. Who did they think they were banging on someone's lounge window for God's sake? I threw the door open and told them I didn't appreciate people banging on my lounge window. They said they were looking for so and so and I told them they didn't live here.They didn't believe me and were quite indignant that I had a go at them for being so rude and that I must be lying. God, no wonder I don't answer doors, people are just liars or scammers.

    As for the mask, it clearly looks like a mask and what you do in your own home is your own businesses, no one else's.

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  7. I figure if someone comes to my door unexpected, they take a chance on what they might see. I may or may not answer the door depending the degree of my unpresentablity. My facial mask is green so perhaps they would just assume I am from outer space.

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    1. LOL! It's probably more socially acceptable than a black one.

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  8. Your neighbor will probably never knock on your door again. None of mine do, they always text first. I like the ones that start out "I just made some wonderful chocolate desert and was wondering if you want some" the best.

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  9. Ah, you need one of those peep-holes so you can decide if you need to answer it at all.

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  10. I don't think the boater hat and the dancing with the cane helped either.

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  11. Next time you answer the door, wear your face mask and find some real freaky looking clothes, put on a long green wig and talk in a weird accent. In fact, invite them in for a coffee. That will give them something else to talk about. :)
    And when you bump into them on the street, say hello nicely and act like nothing happened. Keep them on their toes at all times Kellie.

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  12. You have the most interesting experiences, don't you, Kellie?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. My life is both ridiculous and boring. I'm not sure how I manage it, to be honest.

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  13. Hahaha, I can see you on trial, (for some reason I'm currently picturing your neighbourhood like of like Salem in the 1700s) shouting, "I swear, I absolutely WASN'T blacking up!" x

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    1. LOL! Hopefully I won't be tied to the stake any time soon.

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  14. If you must answer the door in a mask, your first line should be, "Oh good, you're just in time for the ceremony!"

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  15. If someone is going to knock on MY door and disturb MY peace and quiet and MY routine, then they deserve whatever they get.

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    1. I should just put a sign up in the window that says "Let the knocker beware"

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  16. Hey, if you come knocking on my door at any time of day, then expect to find me as I am at that moment. Maybe it's a t-shirt and shorts, or maybe it's a sweat-stained undershirt and underwear. I'm not changing just to answer the door! (Plus, answering the door in the latter usually leads to less knocking. Much, much less knocking)

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    1. Maybe I should make it a policy to ALWAYS answer the door with the face mask on.

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  17. Just goes to show you that nothing good can come from answer your door. It almost always turns out to be a person. Or even worse; persons.

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  18. hahahahaha I have been there, I had a chocolate mask on. I feel you!!

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    1. Only those of us who have gone through it can truly understand :P

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  19. I don't have to answer the door. People ring or knock and Franklin's face appears in the window. He curses at them and calls them terrible names. Their eyes get very big and they back away and then they run. They have no idea that Franklin is putting on an act and he's really very timid.

    Love,
    Janie

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  20. LOL. Bet he NEVER comes to your door again!

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  21. I'm going to have to try that next time the Jehova's Witnesses come around.

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  22. I reckon that most folks would walk a million miles for one of your smiles....

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  23. I think I'm already that lady in my neighborhood as well. After yelling at some kids for getting into my mailbox (and then scaring them with threats of the police), and then chasing cats off of my porch with odd hiss/shush/Walking Dead zombie sounds, and yelling obscenities at the TV with the door open in the summer...yeah....I'm the crazy lady on the block. :)

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  24. Isn't that always the way? Just when you put on your face mask or sit on the toilet, the doorbell rings or the someone calls you on the phone.

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