ANSWERS: 59
  • No, he would call from a cell phone outside at the most. Preferably I would call the number for him. Nothing insulting about taking precautions.
  • Ummm nope. Sorry, I'd give him my cordless phone. I have a gate in front of my house, and I would hand him the phone through it. I have a rule about people in my house. If I haven't known you for at least a year, you don't come in. I'm a VERY private person. My home is my sanctuary from the outside world, no need to let them in.
  • Absolutely not. I would offer to call someone for him, or, depending on my gut feeling, I may even lend him my cell phone, but I would not open the door for him, nor let him inside. Just recently, in Brisbane (where I live), a man was going around doing just that - knocking on people's doors, saying his car had broken down and asking for assistance. What he was really doing, was scoping the house to see if the women who were answering the door were alone, then returning 15 minutes later to force his way inside and rape them. Horrible story, but proof that you can never be too careful.
  • Nope. I would call AAA or some other type of help to assist, but he wouldnt have access to my home, my land line or my cell.
  • No. Firstly, I would ask him where exactly his car was broken down. If the supposed vehichle wasn't in sight from the doorstep, I would ask him to wait on the sidewalk while I brought him the cordless handset out to him. Once he's out on the sidewalk, grab my cellular phone, (I don't own a cell phone, but this is hypothetical me, and he does own a cell phone.) bring him the handset of the cordless phone, and tell him to go ahead and make his call. Keeping ready to dial 911 on the cell phone hidden in my other hand all the while.
  • Hell no. He could tell me (through the door) who to call, and I'd do it for him.
  • No. this is one of the oldest tricks in the book for someone to openly gain entry into your home. this person may not bother you or your property at that time, but he has now witnessed the inside of your home, for a later burglary. Offer only to make a phone call, in his behalf, for a tow truck. To be on the safe side, do even answer the door, if this person appears suspicious to you. Call the police.
  • Hell no. I'm not letting some strange gut into my house with me and my kids. I'll call for him as he stands on the proch and I have the doors double locked. And the person I would call would be the cops. They can deal with him. Because around here any time someone you don't know knocks on your door they're up to no good.
  • No. If I don't recognize the person I won't even open the door. Way too many nutzo's these days.
  • No NO NO. Through the closed door, I will lie and say its out of commission or that I would be more than happy to call for him. Hey, I live in NYC. Crime is rampant!
  • When my German Shepherds answered the door (as they're prone to do) I don't think he'd want to come in my house.
  • I am a guy so It wouldn't worry me to let him in ... but for a woman I would say no for sure ... everyone has a cell phone these days ... why wouldn't he have one? ... if he doesn't ... then just pass him yours through the door ...
  • No. We have cordless phones so I would give it to him and let him use it--outside. **This has actually happened to me that a neighbor's grandson asked to use the phone cause he was locked out of their house and needed to call them to come unlock it. I brought the phone to him outside and he had no problems with doing that.
  • wouldnt be the 1st time i let some random guy use th ephone. i call it plain stupidity on my part but i just cant find any thing that scares me any more. so yeah i would.
  • Hells no.
  • No...however, I would make a call for him.
  • No, because last weekend that strange man was my (ex) husband and I wouldn't let him in my house if you paid me a million dollars. You never know what kind of weirdo is going to come a-knockin'.
  • Its a STRANGE man. So if that was my first judgement, he aint coming in unless he pays me.
  • Nope, I might HAND him the phone for him to use outside.
  • No, I have had that happen several times. I either bring the phone to them or offer to call. They usually have no desire to come in, my dog is part Chow and part coyote and does not like strangers.
  • I always check from my room window to see who it is first and if its noone I know if wont answer the door at all. He would most likely be scared shitless of my three dogs, they are extremely protective.
  • I would not let him inside. He would probably end up killing me or something.
  • I was the person who broke down in a strange area at night once, and some guy let me use his cell phone. I'd probably do the same, but I'd turn on my porch light and bring the phone outside - he's not coming in my house. He can stand outside and wait. I'm nice, but not that nice.
  • No. Now-a-days, everyone has a cellphone. Hell, even 12 year olds have cell phones. So, if he wanted to come in to use MY phone, I would know something was up.
  • It depends on my gut feeling, If he was a little old bloke with a panic stricken face then yes, but if it was a big bald muscleman I would perform the old 'Errrr No... Errr sorry we have just been cut off!' SLAM!!!
  • No way! I would tell him where the nearest payphone was to use through a crack in my door.
  • I would not even answer the door. The complex in which we live would make it very suspicious for someone to choose our door on which to knock..we (my partner and I) are of "a certain age" that would make us vulnerable to those who would do harm.
  • No, recently a woman came to my door and wanted to use our phone, I told even her NO
  • No. In the first place, I don't answer my front door as it's usually Jehovahs wanting to convert me. Anyone who knows us comes to the garage door. If someone is driving a piece of sh*t car, they need to have a cellphone!!
  • A bloke did once at 3 a.m. !! He got me out of bed and when I answered the door he asked if I could give him a push. I told him where to go in no uncertain terms . When I got back upstairs the girlfriend put me on a guilt trip reminding me how I'd knocked on someones door before when I broke down. Back downstairs I went , opened the door and shouted into the darkness " Still want that push mate ? " In the distance I heard " Oh cheers mate ! " " where are you ? " I shouted. "Over here on the swings " came the reply.
  • No, but only because I live in an apartment in the middle of a large city ... with a pay phone half a block one way, and another pay phone half a block the other way. Also, I have a cordless phone he could use from the hallway without entering my apartment ... I would ask what number, I would dial, then hand him the phone as it began to ring.
  • sure if he wouldn't mind my rodesian ridgeback. Murphy is a big ass dog. I'd like to see him pull something with murph around lol :)
  • I think it would depend on whether I was home alone, and whether he gave off that serial killer vibe. Generally speaking, no, I probably wouldn't. I'd let him sit on the front porch and offer him my cell phone and as much hospitality as possible. But especially if I was home alone, I wouldn't allow him even on the porch.
  • Definitely not! I would communicate through my (locked) glass screen door and offer to call for help myself. It's just not safe anymore, as sad as that sounds.
  • No. But I would offer to call a tow truck or the police if he asked.
  • Nope. I'd get my cellular, ask him what phone number to call, and then call it. If he said, "I don't know what number to call" I'd tell him to call 411. If he replied with, "OK, I'll call 411 on my cell phone" I'd say, "After that you can call the tow service yourself, you home invading ahole!"
  • No way...strange woman either. I would offer to make a call for them.
  • Not if my kids were home, or if I were by myself. If my husband and I were home, then most likely I would let him in.
  • No way. I would call the police for him and they could come deal with him. People are crazy! I don't want to end up being some strange guy's dinner!
  • Sure, I'll just kill him first !
  • No, good looking damsel.. maybe.
  • No. I saw CSI where the guy said he hit an animal then killed the family. HOWEVER, my phone is wireless and I have a cell. I'd hand him the wireless, unless he DEMANDED to come in. (And why would he. There would be 4 dogs bouncing and barking at him through the door.) (We live on a VERY quiet dead-end street. He'd have passed by a number of houses and ignored lighted businesses not more than a block or so from where he'd have broken down, even if it was ON our street.)
  • Nope, would offer the phone threw the door tho. It's wireless.
  • Ha! I have seen "A Clockwork Orange"...
  • I am a man, so I should have a different answer than a woman. They have much more to be concerned about... I have done it before, and nothing happened. Then again, he was a stranger, but not too strange. It was also raining and hailing; he looked pitiful. I was pretty confident in my choice. BUT... I could have been wrong and probably won't do it again. I do plan to keep my mind open, though.
  • No.My dog wouldn't either.
  • I cannot remember if I answered this one already and I am too lazy to scroll through. In this day and age, everyone has cell phones. He will not use that rap on me. I will call for him from the inside, case closed.
  • i would not let him in, but i would bring my cordless phone to the front door for him to use
  • No..I would pull out my cell phone and let him call from out front. Of course I might be inclined to help him out with his car if it was close since I know how to work on autos. I've helped many people with car problems before. I'm a sucker for helping people. :)
  • this is 2008 isn't it...?..take yer portable phone outside---be smart...
  • No. I would call the police for him and they can comke and help him out. These days you just can't trust anyone.
  • Well... i would call Barts (auto shop thats 5 blocks from where i live) and tell them to pick him up.. but no i wouldnt let him in.
  • Yea but id keep a close eye and carry my gat wit me just in case
  • Hell no.
  • hell no-had that happen once said no-funny thing he disappeared real quick
  • That would depend on whether I was home alone, or if there were people at home, and if I was uncomfortable I just wouldn't open the door to begin with.
  • Yeah, I'm generally not afraid of people and always give the benefit of the doubt. Plus, I've been that strange man before, so I know what it's like on the other side.
  • I'd say, 'hang on' and go get my 9mm. Then, when I come back I let him see the gun. If he still wants to come in, I let him but keep my distance. Once wrong move, one suspicious word... BAM! I let him have it, then I cover up the evidence and hope nobody comes looking for his body under my house. But that's all hypothetical.
  • I'd offer my mobile phone, but if I didn't have one, I'd let him inside. I'm a man, a good man, and I can handle myself.

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