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Coughandsplutter Thu 23-Mar-17 13:57:21

Toddler in house and new baby....postman has just knocked so loudly and woken toddler up. Asked him to knock a bit quieter and he got really shirty.....should I put sign up in future? He knocks so loudly it sounds like a police raid!

StandAndBeCounted Thu 23-Mar-17 13:58:43

I HATE this!! Yanbu

TotalPineapple Thu 23-Mar-17 14:00:29

Pop a sign up, I don't think he can be expected to remember the knocking preferences of each house.

Coughandsplutter Thu 23-Mar-17 14:00:57

I thought he was a nice bloke but he was really rude.

luckylucky24 Thu 23-Mar-17 14:01:09

YANBU. Unless your house is a mansion, there is no need to knock loudly.

NotTheBelleoftheBall Thu 23-Mar-17 14:01:42

YANBU this drives me I the wall too!

I always put a delivery comment of 'pls knock quietly as baby may be asleep' when the option is there at the point of making an order.

NotTheBelleoftheBall Thu 23-Mar-17 14:01:55

*up the wall

LolaTheDarkdestroyer Thu 23-Mar-17 14:04:53

I always say mine knocks like the police. He does it in a little tune though so know it's him. I was in bed ill the other dat,the cheeky fucker opened my door and left them in the house.

harderandharder2breathe Thu 23-Mar-17 14:05:05


If he knocks quietly at other houses they won't hear and will miss deliveries. Not just mansions either confused I was in a houseshare and couldn't hear someone knock if I was in my bedroom (three story house). I have a one bed flat now with a loud buzzer that I've missed if I'm in the kitchen with the sink and washing machine going.

Put a sign up asking visitors to call your mobile number because of sleeping babies.

minipie Thu 23-Mar-17 14:14:11

Yes put a sign up.

wasonthelist Thu 23-Mar-17 14:15:38


Glossolalia Thu 23-Mar-17 14:15:42


shirleycartersaidso Thu 23-Mar-17 14:18:52

We have an electric doorbell - I just unplugged it. I'd put a note up.

statetrooperstacey Thu 23-Mar-17 14:21:09

Oh dear, you have earned yourself many many trips to the collections officegrin

Snap8TheCat Thu 23-Mar-17 14:23:29

No if you've got a doorbell they do both! Ring the bell and hammer on the door immediately after 'just in case it didn't work' hmm

43percentburnt Thu 23-Mar-17 14:23:41

We often get parcels for our neighbours. One of the neighbours usually pops over about 10 minutes later to collect the parcel. I guess they are probably settling their baby so ignore the door. However that means we get disturbed twice in 10 minutes, last week all three of ours (dt aged 1 and 3 year old) woke.

I do find answering the door holding twins means door to door sellers rush off quickly!

eddiemairswife Thu 23-Mar-17 14:27:08

If you are expecting a delivery just put a note on the door.

Glossolalia Thu 23-Mar-17 14:29:55

Snap8TheCat shock my postman isn't like that at all!

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 23-Mar-17 14:31:41

YANBU. When DS2 was 6 weeks old we moved house, a few days later, after no sleep and trying to calm colicky baby, packing a very boisterous toddler off to nursery for the morning I retreated to bed with DS to try and get an hour or so before he needed feeding. At 9.15am the postman knocked and I simply didn't have the energy to get out of bed and resigned myself to walking to the collection office to pick up whatever it was (collection office is a short walk away).

Postman knocked at the door. He then knocked louder. He then used the door knocker multiple times. It went quiet and I thought he had gone on to the next house. But he then knocked on the living room window continuously until I gave up and went to the door. When he answered he said "Didn't think you were ever going to answer. It's 9.30am you know, too late to be in bed" I could have easily swung for him angry He has also pulled open the living room window and thrown post through (while we've been in!)

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