You mean, knock before I would have entered my parents home? No, I did not, and I would not have knocked even if we didn't live in the same area. Their door was always open. And no, I never caught my parents doing the hoochie koochie.
As I walk in I am yelling knock knock. Does that count as a knock or a walk in?
You have to knock, what if they are getting busy, how would you ever be able to live with yourself if you walk in on that? I knock and even if i hear someone say come in, I still keep knocking until someone opens the door.
well, If they know that we always just walk in, one would think they would lock the door. Right??
I never knock, their door is always open though. I don't knock at some of my family's houses either though.
my parents have always said "door is always open."
Anon 11:49 you are odd. If I say come in and you don't come in you will be waiting outside a long time. And "getting busy". what the hell is that?? Anyway, I need to get busy.
I call ahead, see if they are home and up for a drop-in. That way, they expect me after a while and there's no issue re door or anything else. They'll often make up some reason to be outside when I'm intended to show up. PLUS, the upside to calling ahead is that I get the same courtesy in reciprocation. It works well.
What about your parents coming to your home. Knock or no knock?
It is my opinion that after an adult child obtains their own residence and establishes their own home they should, just as would any other visitor to their parents' home, afford their parents the courtesy of knocking on the front door prior to entering their parents' home for the first time during the adult child's visit. Naturally if the parents have instructed their adult child NOT to knock then most assuredly the adult child should NOT knock prior to entering the home of their parents.Would you want your parents or in-laws just walking through YOUR front door without knocking? More than likely YOU while living in your parents' house demanded your parents and siblings knock on your closed bedroom door prior to entering your bedroom.Face it, just because you are entering the home of people with whom you for years lived rent free does not mean they should FOREVER be denied the privacy and courtesy extended to other adults.
My parents have never locked their door, if they did I would think they moved. My house.... I live in a different kind of neighborhood and lock my door. Plus, I walk around in only my superman undies when I'm home alone. I lock my door.
My dad is deceased but I stiil knock when I visit my mom. I have had people walk in without knocking and it is startling if you are not in a room where you are able to see who just walked in. When I walk up to the door if she is sitting in her living room and can see me walking up I go in without knocking but otherwise I knock.
mzchief, I dont know how to say this, are you a real person? Sweetheart, get out and live alittle, how long does one in a real coversation with you, stay and listen to the encyclopedia? Very edumacated Im sure, very sure, this we know, OK.
Mzchief and 1:52 are the only ones posting with common courtesy and respect. I totally agree that to walk in another room while thinking you are home alone would be startling and would scare me half to death. It's rude and disrespectful and I was raised better than that. Obviously, these two were raised better as well and are more educated, at least in edicate than the rest of you.To say, "my door is always open" is a metaphor and should not to be used literally, but more in an open welcoming tone. I was always welcome in my parents home, but they expected and appreciated me calling first and of course knocking. Even if the glass door was closed and front door open, I still rang the bell. If they didn't rise quickly, I would open slowly and say, "hello". I've had a family member drop in unexpectedly and we were just about to sit down to dinner and ended up visiting and not eating until right before bedtime and had to eat it cold. We hadn't fixed enough to offer them to eat with us, so that wasn't an option. She also knew that dinner was ready and stayed anyway. We went to bed aggravated at how rude she was and how long she stayed. Had she called first, we could have changed our schedule or put on another plate or something. Miss Manners, Dear Abby, and Emily Post would be mortified at some of these posts.
You knock. Period. Or you call ahead. It's easy.
anon 2:28 - shut up, thats your thoughts, not my mom and dad's, nor mine either, where do you get off telling people their uneducated or uncuth (how ever you spell it)because they have made a decision together to knock or not knock, it's none of your buiseness to tell people or get mad at people for doing something that you dont. The question was, do you or dont you knock before entering your parents home? Stay with it, and get off yourr high horse.
2:28 didnt get to eat because of a friend, kids in Iraq get to eat now because of BUSH.
We are talking about parents!It seems to me, if you had to phone or warn your parents you were coming to visit you may not have been as welcome as you thought or not very close.
ANON 2:35OH YEA!
I agree that it is common courteousy to knock especially early in the morning or late in the evening when people may be showering or getting dressed. I am guilty of running around in my bra and panties while my clothes are getting dewrinkled in the dryer. I would not like for someone to walk in on me.
ANON 2:28You shouldn't say anything about others being uneducated. Example: at least in edicate than the rest of you. It is obvious that if anyone visits your home they would not feel welcome. What a shame....
I knock because I finally taught my mom that even in little 'ol Bridgeport (especially there), she needs to be locking that door behind her everytime she goes inside. Those of you who walk right in, wear pantyhose on your head and walk in with a butcher knife next time and maybe you can teach your parents to be smart enough to lock their doors, too.
your all lucky if you get the chance to knock or not, my parents are passed away, and I sure wish I could go to their home and see them, I would knock for hours or days if it meant getting to see them.
3:37 i am with you on this one. I think most of us take our parents for granted and then when they are gone we realize how much we need and miss them
Figures you would get alot of comments about knockers.
I have a "special ring" on their doorbell, so they know it is me... then I enter and say HELLO>>>HELLO, until one of them appears or I hear "come on in!" I don't want them just walking into my house....so I don't just walk into theirs. Common courtesy!
I knock at my parents home, only if it's locked. The majority of times they know I am coming. When my children visit me, they walk in, unless the door is locked. If I do not want anyone walking in, I lock the door.
I live about an hour from my parents and I still dont knock. I never will.
My children don't knock and that's fine with me. If my husband and I are getting...um...busy...um, then we lock the door so they can't just walk in! Problem solved :)
First of all, I love the quote from Anon 2:35 "where do you get off telling people their uneducated or uncuth (how ever you spell it)" It's almost as if you love to flaunt how extremely ignorant and uneducated you truly are. And honestly, are you 5 years old? Who tells people to shut up anyway?And to the comment about people eating in Iraq because of Bush. Give me proof on your information instead of pulling something out of your ass, which is where your head is. The war in Iraq is not necissary as it has been proven and countless people have died in result of that...and they'll never be able to eat again...because of Bush.Now, to the real issue. I'm young and in college and live at home during the summer. I obviously don't knock when I am living here, but when I am, I certainly call and knock before entering our house. It is common courtesy to your parents, and if you respect them, you should come announced. I can understand how other families would be different and their children walk right in, but in those cases, I'm sure they come over announced ahead of time. It is not the stone age, and it is not your house. Give some respect. Knock.
9:45 No, Im only four, thanks for the credit. Listen, real close, people die in wars, have been for along time, no new thing. How many people are not eating because of Sadaum, pulled that one out of my a hole.
People have also not eaten in places for a long time, so what is your point? And where in the world are you getting your facts? By the way, we shouldn't be in this war, even though people have fought wars forever. That doesn't justify them. By the way, who in the hell is Sadaum? Unintelligence.
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