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To think that 9.30pm is too late to bang on the door for a parcel

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ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 07-Oct-14 07:02:42

I took in a parcel for a neighbour yesterday and she came round at 9.30pm to collect it. She knocked and I ignored it at first as I was in my pyjamas, she then started bashing on the letter box which set off the dog and woke up DS. I did then open it and gave it to her but fold her I thought it was too late. The dog then didn't calm down for 15 minutes and my son didn't get back to sleep for ages.

What do you reckon, is 9.30 too late on a weekday?

HoneyDragonMumshnet Tue 07-Oct-14 07:12:02


HoneyDragonMumshnet Tue 07-Oct-14 07:14:17

In the manner she knocked probably, yes too late.

Did she apologise for how late bit was?

I know most of my neighbours so some I would some I wouldn't.

If it was a small parcel not in their way I'd leave it till the next day.

Delphiniumsblue Tue 07-Oct-14 07:14:43


wooooosualsuspect Tue 07-Oct-14 07:14:44

No I don't think 9.30 is too late.

flipchart Tue 07-Oct-14 07:15:30

Noi don't think it is tbh.

BettyMoody Tue 07-Oct-14 07:15:58

oh grow up a bit op
no it isnt

londonrach Tue 07-Oct-14 07:16:47

Crumbs id refuse to take any more parcel as her behaviour was rude. The latestness is just ok depending. The banging on door awful. You could have been out. Did she apologies

MidLifeClitoris Tue 07-Oct-14 07:18:35

Yes it's too late, did she apologise?

skylark2 Tue 07-Oct-14 07:20:25

Not if the lights are on downstairs.

She probably thought you hadn't heard her the first time.

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 07-Oct-14 07:25:07

The only apology I got was "well don't take my parcel in next time!!"

Ok I won't then grin

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 07-Oct-14 07:26:09

Oh and the lights weren't on as we were all in bed (I admit 9.30 is early but we were tired) but still I wouldn't knock on a property where all the lights were off.

PetulaGordino Tue 07-Oct-14 07:28:22

I wouldn't knock that late unless I knew they were up. But then I would worry that they were annoyed at still having the parcel the next day confused

seasavage Tue 07-Oct-14 07:29:54

If you don't get an answer on a door it's a bit unhinged to go making a huge racket, especially in the later evening. Repeatedly knocking is for emergencies, not a bit of internet shopping/ tat.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 07-Oct-14 07:30:54

Yanbu she was rude, no don't take her parcel in. She should have apologised and thank you.

magicalmrmistofelees Tue 07-Oct-14 07:32:58

Yes I think it's too late. We have a non sleeping baby and are often in bed for 9 on a week night. Her manner was rude too! Amazon have taken to delivering our parcels at about 8pm too and I think that's too late!

Timeforabiscuit Tue 07-Oct-14 07:36:33

I thought if the lights are off this meant not to disturb, is your neighbour usually like this or was she having a very bad day?

mmgirish Tue 07-Oct-14 07:40:25

I would never knock on someone's door at that time! Far too late.

KnackeredMuchly Tue 07-Oct-14 07:40:33

Not too late if you have lights on etc if it's an important parcel.

But far too late to hassle if you ignore tge door. Maybe she thought you couldn't hear the knock over the tv?

I'd never take anything in again though.

KnackeredMuchly Tue 07-Oct-14 07:42:00

Yabu then if all the lights are off! And her comment was just awful angry

skylark2 Tue 07-Oct-14 07:43:11

If it was dark, I wouldn't knock on a door where all the lights were off even if it was only 5pm.

RobotLover68 Tue 07-Oct-14 07:43:46

yes - far too late

I'd also take great pleasure in turning any parcels away in future

MisForMumNotMaid Tue 07-Oct-14 07:45:30

I no longer take parcels for one of my neighbours. They don't come to collect. When we finally see them and deliver the parcel they're very accusatory. Why have you got this/ when did it arrive/ why didn't you bring it straight round?

Its bizarre. I don't mind taking parcels in. I'm in most of the time as I'm a carer but I always make sure the couriers drop a note through the relevant door so people know they're parcel has arrived.

I would find 9.30 a bit late. If the downstairs lights are on though i could understand them thinking you're about because in the no DC or good sleeping DC world 9.30 isn't late.

RobotLover68 Tue 07-Oct-14 07:46:25

OP said the lights weren't on

TinyTear Tue 07-Oct-14 07:47:52

way too late!

I was asleep at 9 yesterday and would not be pleased if someone woke me or my DD

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