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Lollypop4 Thu 11-Jun-20 14:40:08

Just knocked on my door & before I could answer , which wouldve been almost imediately, he opened my door and put letters in on door mat...

Usually, my door is locked but my oldest DC is out on a walk.
I also have 2 indoor cats, that would possibly have got out...

This has happened to my parents before, different postman though, he opened their door- despite a post box which is on the outside of their gate, even if he had to come to door, there is a letter box on door too.
The family dog went nuts barking at him, he complained about our dog to the depo manager!!

AIBU to think the postman has no right to do just open my front door?
Do I report to the local depo?

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Lollypop4 Thu 11-Jun-20 14:52:20

To add, we do have a perfectly working letter box !!!

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Laaalaaaa Thu 11-Jun-20 15:01:38

He shouldn’t have done it but let this be a lesson to keep doors locked at all times.

PumpkinP Thu 11-Jun-20 15:03:47

Wouldn’t it be easier to just lock your door?

UnfinishedSymphon Thu 11-Jun-20 15:04:54

He shouldn't have done it, imagine if you had a dog that ran out when he did.

Every day this week I've had junk mail delivered by the postman, despite a sign on the door, I'm surprised this is still occurring during lockdown, should be addressed mail only

ZaraW Thu 11-Jun-20 15:06:52

YABU not to lock your door.

WhatATimeToBeAlive Thu 11-Jun-20 15:10:24

Of course YANBU, who the hell would just open the door, unless you're a burglar! Our front door isn't always locked but the postie has never just opened it, that's ridiculous.

Floatyboat Thu 11-Jun-20 15:13:12

Presumably the door was ajar so don't really see the issue.

YeahWhatevver Thu 11-Jun-20 15:15:15

Could your door have been slightly open (DC not pulled it shut)?

TheThingWithFeathers Thu 11-Jun-20 15:17:00

Honestly, pick your battles. Don't report him, just lock your door.

Givingup123456 Thu 11-Jun-20 15:17:39

Had this with Amazon the other day. I saw the van so unlocked the door waiting for him to put it down on the doorstep and step back. Then I would open the door. Instead he just opened my door and looked surprised that I was there and said sorry put it down and closed the door. I was so surprised. I only unlocked my door to receive the parcel wasn't expecting him to let himself in! But I left it as I normally have the door locked and CBA with the hassle as I use Amazon regularly

SlatternIsMyMiddleName Thu 11-Jun-20 15:21:09

My postman keeps an eye out for my elderly parents. He also delivers parcels addressed to me to my parents‘ house if he knows I’m at work.

Quite frankly he can come in and make himself a cup of tea if he wants because he goes over and above to help in our community.

I appreciate not all communities are like that, but I still wouldn’t want to get someone In trouble at work when they were only trying to help.

amylou8 Thu 11-Jun-20 15:21:12

Was the door ajar or opened by the force of him knocking? Could he have thought it was an outer door to a porch? Seems a bit weird, but not something I could get upset about.

pooopypants Thu 11-Jun-20 15:21:22

If your door is usually locked, why would he even think to try it to see if it isn't? Sounds to me like the door was slightly ajar.

Lock your door. Problem solved.

Happynow001 Thu 11-Jun-20 15:25:31

Lock your door OP - your DC can ring in their return or, if old enough, give them a key.

I've also had postmen and Amazon/other delivery drivers regularly try and open my front door with barely a cursory ring and they seem annoyed not to be able to get in as my door is kept locked. Also think - it might not be someone delivering to you next time..

Sparklesocks Thu 11-Jun-20 15:27:36

Was the door already open or closed?

Butterbeeeen Thu 11-Jun-20 15:30:17

The pharmacy delivery driver did this to me recently as well. My DC were left in the house on their own (totally old enough to be left before I get flamed) but they are told not to answer the door. He knocked and obviously they didnt answer so he opened the door threw in my prescription and left. Very bizarre. Didnt report him however as children found it amusing and I do know exactly who he is and where he works so what exactly was he going to do.

birthdaybelle Thu 11-Jun-20 15:30:26

Instead of complaining just ask him not to do it when you see him. He could be supporting a family with that job... don't be a dick

HouchinBawbags Thu 11-Jun-20 15:30:28

I don't mind it. It's very told our posties to pop it just through the door but I have a separated off front door. A foyer? Porch?
But no they shouldn't do it, especially when there are alternatives such as a letterbox or an external postbox

LadyFeliciaMontague Thu 11-Jun-20 15:37:42

Our postie took to doing this. He was new to our round. He’d knock, open the door then pop the letters/packages inside.
I always have the door locked, DH always left it unlocked but is now more careful.

VenusTiger Thu 11-Jun-20 15:39:31

Why are your cats indoor OP?
If your DC is old enough to go for a walk alone, he's old enough to take a key.
Your cats, your responsibility. Postal worker just being kind.

SlothRunner Thu 11-Jun-20 15:58:56


Why are your cats indoor OP?
If your DC is old enough to go for a walk alone, he's old enough to take a key.
Your cats, your responsibility. Postal worker just being kind.

Why shouldn’t her cats be indoors????

Aloethere Thu 11-Jun-20 16:03:41

Meh, my postie leaves packages in my hallway all the time. It's not like they are robbing the place, they open the door, throw package in, close door and leave. I can't see what harm it does.

Lollypop4 Thu 11-Jun-20 16:06:13


Presumably the door was ajar so don't really see the issue.

It wasnt ajar, It was closed.
But unlocked as My Dc was due back at any moment

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480Widdio Thu 11-Jun-20 16:15:22

Lesson to be learnt,don’t leave your front door open!!!

Presumably Postman thought the reason it was open was to leave deliveries.

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