My husband always makes it a point to be home when a serviceman (I'd say serviceperson but that's rare) has to come around. I will admit I find it kind of scary to be alone in my home with someone I don't know, especially a man. (And no, I don't own a gun and even if I did I wonder if I would be able to use it properly in an emergency.)
I just read this in the Enquirer about a serviceman attacking a woman in her home because she argued with him about how well he did his job. He killed her and tried to burn her body to destroy the evidence, but was caught.
Are you ever alone when a serviceman comes by? Why do you feel safe or unsafe doing that?
**edit, additional links to the story:
**edit 2, my stance quoted from one of the pages:
"I don't think you have to be a paranoid freak to want to feel safe in certain situations. If you feel better with someone there or with a weapon, in a car with a seatbelt on, on a bike with a helmet on, mace in your purse when you're out at night, then that's okay. I don't think anyone should stay hidden in a corner of the room for their whole life or anything."