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Old 03-06-2013, 06:39 AM   #61
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The most common strangers I get at the door are young kids fundraising for their school or athletic team. And they're usually selling turtles or popcorn. I'm such a pushover I've had to add a new line item to the budget.
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Not to be politically incorrect, but most of my strangers are foreign nationals looking for food or water or a chance to take advantage of my good nature. 4 dogs and and my best "Beat que tengo una pistola", usually does the trick.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #63
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This is fairly obvious from comparing my little "shanty" to all the McMansions in Stepfordville...

I don't treat anyone rudely, but there is no rule that says I have to answer the door or the phone, particularly for an unsolicited visit/call from an unknown entity...
Yeah, but we all know those shanties in Stepfordville are eqivalent to McMansions in some of the adjacent towns
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #64
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Not to be politically incorrect, but most of my strangers are foreign nationals looking for food or water or a chance to take advantage of my good nature. 4 dogs and and my best "Beat que tengo una pistola", usually does the trick.
So you'd prefer if they died of thirst after their long dangerous journey?
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It appears that the rest of the forum doesn't open doors to just anyone. This is a complicated issue with no good answer. My backyard is a trail for smugglers, bandits, and traveling workers. No one wears a sign that say es una buena persona, all the travelers wear a black hoodie, black pants, and carry a black painted gallon jug. Here, I will say it all the hikers in my backyard look the same, bueno malo o feo.
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It appears that the rest of the forum doesn't open doors to just anyone. This is a complicated issue with no good answer. My backyard is a trail for smugglers, bandits, and traveling workers. No one wears a sign that say es una buena persona, all the travelers wear a black hoodie, black pants, and carry a black painted gallon jug. Here, I will say it all the hikers in my backyard look the same, bueno malo o feo.

Now this is a long shot, mind you, but I think your situation might not be exactly typical for most posters here.
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Yesterday I didn't answer the door because I saw a young kid I didn't know and figured he was selling something. DW answered it today, the same kid. He had some of our mail that was accidentally placed in his family's mail box. Must be one of the new families that just moved in since I hadn't seen him before. Not that I would have answered anyway. But I guess I should have.
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Yesterday I didn't answer the door because I saw a young kid I didn't know and figured he was selling something. DW answered it today, the same kid. He had some of our mail that was accidentally placed in his family's mail box. Must be one of the new families that just moved in since I hadn't seen him before. Not that I would have answered anyway. But I guess I should have.
That happened to me a few months ago. Mailman dropped a bunch of mail out in the street where I was walking. The mail was for three houses back up a few streets. Mailboxes were right on wall of houses next to door, so I didn't want to just walk up there, but I wasn't dressed in a manner for visiting with workout clothes on. Two of them did answer door with eyes wide open, but we're appreciative once I explained. The other wouldn't answer though door was open. My appearance as a bum off the street probably scared them.
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Now this is a long shot, mind you, but I think your situation might not be exactly typical for most posters here.
Possibly not exactly typical; but, not that unusual for certain parts of our great country. I have friends living in AZ and NM who could have writing this verbatim.
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I live in redbugdave territory. Rural private dirt road. Fenced acreage and you can't see the house from the other side of the electronic gate, but you can see the 5 dogs. No problems out this way. And we've got that second amendment thing going for us too.
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Possibly not exactly typical; but, not that unusual for certain parts of our great country. I have friends living in AZ and NM who could have writing this verbatim.
Gee and I thought having the deer eating the landscaping was a hardship.
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Gee and I thought having the deer eating the landscaping was a hardship.
At least the deer don't cut my fences down.
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Gee and I thought having the deer eating the landscaping was a hardship.
You need more dogs! I see deer and turkey all the time around our place, but they don't come in the yard if the dogs are out.
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At my current place someone would have to pass through 3 iron security gates before he could knock on my steel apartment door. Hasn't happened, and I don't think it will.

It is quite a secure feeling.

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It is quite a secure feeling.

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At my current place someone would have to pass through 3 iron security gates before he could knock on my steel apartment door. Hasn't happened, and I don't think it will.

It is quite a secure feeling.

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I live in quiet, low crime suburbia. I should replace the exterior doors with good ones, but I feel secure anyway. If the dog does not get you, the buckshot will.
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This gets the "best joke" award for the day.

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Hey, you think I am a socialist? I am in a private hospital for the criminally insane.

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