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To think it's really ignorant to repeatedly ring a doorbell

(11 Posts)
charlotte222 Sat 20-Feb-16 20:39:38

Just snapped at pizza delivery man for doing this as I was on my way.

WIBU? It's one of my pet hates.

SwearyGodmother Sat 20-Feb-16 20:43:04

Nope - drives me mad. I heard it the fucking first time and I don't wait by the door to answer it just in case someone pops by.

That said, I was guilty of repeatedly ringing at my parents' house once. Though in my defence you couldn't hear the bell from the front door so I didn't know it had rung. My younger twat sister went nuts at me for that and wouldn't be told that we didn't know it had rung.

So if your doorbell is so far from the front door that the ringer couldn't hear it YABU, otherwise YANBU.

BanningTheWordNaice Sat 20-Feb-16 20:44:01

I think rude to snap at him depending on what your bell is like - sometimes it's hard to tell if you've pressed it, can't hear if it's rung etc. Perhaps he'd half rung it before and it hadn't actually rung so he'd been there a while etc...

Hissy Sat 20-Feb-16 20:44:03

I used to live in Egypt.

Without exception every knock on the door sounds like a police raid.



THe gap between the first and second batch is about 4 seconds

I feel your pain.

charlotte222 Sat 20-Feb-16 20:45:04

No, it's a buzzing noise so it went BUZZZ BUZZZ BUZZ BUZZ

one BUZZZZ would have done!

Robotgirl Sat 20-Feb-16 20:46:29

Maybe he was in a rush/had loads of pizzas to deliver/on minimum wage/having a bad day.
How were the pizzas?

charlotte222 Sat 20-Feb-16 20:47:01

I don't really care, I can't get to the door any faster. No tip for him.

IntelligentPutty Sat 20-Feb-16 20:54:04

Everyone round here seems to ring bell twice and try to bash the door down with knocking.. And if they actually listened u can hear the doorbell.
I actually told the postman not to do it as I have a daughter napping.. He hasn't done it since!!!
Totally agree to no tip! smile

BuggersMuddle Sat 20-Feb-16 21:00:22

This drives me potty too OP. Delivery drivers here often ring the doorbell (which can be heard from outside) and then batter the door / rattle the letterbox after I've already shouted that I'm coming. If they are particularly bad, I say something.

If I've acknowledged them, I can't see how battering the door helps with shit pay to be honest - it's just not necessary.

VulcanWoman Sat 20-Feb-16 21:16:22

I don't have a door bell, too loud for me, would frighten the life out of me, they have to knock. Disconnect the bell.

Foxsox Sat 20-Feb-16 21:39:00

We muffles our bell with cotton wool as the delivery people are treble ringers round here.
Baby napping would be Instantly woken!
Plus the Postie who rings the bell and simultaneously knocks like a police officer about to raid the place didn't help either!

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