I can't stand it when people just stop by unannounced. It just seems rude to me to expect someone to have nothing else to do and be home whenever they decide to come over. I prefer to be dressed and have my house somewhat cleaned when I have company over, so when someone drops by unexpected I am not ready for them. Plus a lot of times I am giving my baby a bath or getting ready to leave or in the middle of something and I just don't have time to have someone come in and talk. People I know drop by several times a week. People from church, friends, neighbors, in laws, parents from my sons school, etc. So it isn't as easy as just telling people to call beforehand because it is always someone different stopping by. I give my cell phone number to everyone I know, but most people prefer to come by instead of call. Usually its just to talk. Am I really weird on this one? Am I socially backwards since this is acceptable to others?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Relationships
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Jun. 9, 2009
I guess it depends on where you live and your cultural background of whether or not you are socially backwards. When my family lived in the South it was very acceptable to stop by. People are much more laid back and "tightly knit". My parents didn't like it and my mom politely told several people to call before stopping by to make sure we were home. That didn't go over well, and from then on we were known as the rude,Â inhospitableÂ family. We wanted to be friends with these people and would invite them over often, but people still made fun of us because we were so "formal".
Answer by hautemama83 at 6:19 PM on Jun. 9, 2009