ANSWERS: 37
  • If they expect me to be home, they'll drop me a line ahead of time.
  • TO call as I am often home late or, if weekends, out.
  • I think it's rude if friends or family just drop by without calling first, unless it's an emergency or there's an out of the ordinary reason for it. The only people I expect to come to the house without warning are the people who live IN the house. In my opinion, it's simply a matter of common courtesy. I know people who don't mind unexpected visitors, and likewise people who are of the same opinion as me.
  • The people I know would always call first because they don't know what my schedule is and even if they did they would still call. I am not one of those people who would ever drop in un-announced.
  • I would prefer they call first.
  • lol...lol I wish ...lol nah all my friends just drop in always have and thats fine by me .although it can get a little tricky sometimes ...if you know what I mean...lol
  • ah i hate when people just pop by. i prefer to go out for company if i want it, and if anyone wants to come to me, i prefer that they call me first, or arrange it in advance, or i feel its a little rude...like its an invation of my personal space..i know they mean well but it annoys me lol, its respect and considerstion as far as im concerned, i alway call before i go round to someone elses, unless im expected.
  • My door is always open to my friends.
  • If they are friends they are welcome whether or not they phone. If we're busy they'll just have to make their own coffee until we finish whatever we are doing.
  • i never have really had friends that just drop in. I never had that kind of house. even when i was in high school. i would prefer that they called me so that i would know not to answer the door, im kidding
  • People who show up unannounced deserve what they find-including being told you don't have time for them now, so leave.
  • I expect my friends to make a quick call before getting to my house, but they still tend you just drop by whenever... It doesn't bother me so much because they're mostly guys, and they just don't get it
  • Most of my friends call first. I have one or two close neighbors who like to drop by. They are often refused at the door if I'm otherwise engaged.
  • Nobody I know just drops by, although they'd be welcome anytime, I can't guarantee that I'll have time to sit with them. They may just have to talk to me while I'm engaged in something else. If they call first they can be guaranteed my attention when they arrive :) I usually prefer the warning telephone call - if only to make sure that I'm presentable I almost always call someone before I show up at their house. My parents are pretty much the only exception to that.
  • When I was in college in the dorm........Yes When I was single and had an apartment......yes Now that I'm in jail..........Would be nice for some advanced warning.....Bubba gets a little ansy when his schedule is all thrown off.
  • I've gotten use to the fact that people just drop in any time the feelike it.
  • My best friend dropped by one day unexpected and caught me and my husband getting busy on the couch. Needless to say she calls now before dropping by. We both prefer it that way.
  • I dont like suprises..please call first!
  • call first. That is how I was raised. I lived in a town for a short time where people just stopped by. How awkward was that! Me in a robe doing laundry and the old man next door stops in to chat!! AUGH!
  • It depends...right now our house is fairly torn up because I'm redoing the kitchen....major work...flooring boxes all over the living room...no place to sit for the most part.... So if they understand this and can cope with it...or if they've come to lend a hand...lol....they can just show up. If they are going to judge or feel put out (they probably are NOT any real friends of ours!) then they better call so we can tell them the house is mush right now...or just stay home! <wink>
  • LOL there used to be a house on my way to work with a huge sign on the door that said "PHONE FIRST"...I agree with that.
  • I prefer that they call first. This way I can thing of an excuse or hide first:)
  • On Friday, we can expect anyone on that day announced or unannounced. If they call on Friday it's because they won't be coming at all. On weekdays they usually call. What really bothers me is when they have a key and barge right in. Calls are always welcome.
  • Drop in by all means, if you see something you'd rather not, thats your problem.
  • My friends usually come by anytime without notice. If I'm busy I let them know if not they just hang out till I'm done.. All is good :-)
  • I've never hand that problem since I never had any real life friend I could actually touch.
  • it's rude just to just drop in
  • Open door , if i'm busy they can entertain themselves with t.v., food or the computer I had my friend walk in on me while I was changing =). it was hilarious
  • I like it when my friends feel comfortable enough to drop by whenever they feel like it.
  • Drop in when they feel like it.
  • I'm usually ready to welcome friends but sometimes I'm a bit on the um, undressed side lol!! We live out in the middle of nowhere it feels like and a long way from most people, so they usually call or arrange for us to be here. LOL! It would be sad if they traipsed up here and we were in town or out:-)
  • I expect them to call. The only person that has unannounced drop-in privvies is my wife.
  • I prefer a phone call, but there are one or two friends who I don't mind if they just 'show up'. With 3 little ones, I like to tidy up a bit, before people come to my house.
  • only if I'm home. If I'm away they can drop by all they want!
  • Much prefer the phone call, otherwise i never get a minute to myself.....we have people just dropping in left right and centre and it bugs the living day lights out of me. We have a 3 year old who has come out of his routine due to ppl dropping by, to the point i have had to ask them to leave. As rude as it sounds, i want my kids to be in a good routine.
  • I have a few friends that just tend to show up at my house, but I also have two other roommates, so if I'm asleep or out they handle it. I'd prefer a call or a text message, but if you know my schedule normally I don't care if you just come by. Unless I'm the only one home and I'm in the shower when you get there. The last time that happened the neighbors thought we were being robbed with how loud I screamed.
  • Mine will call. If they don't, they are either in trouble or don't know me well enough.

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