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to tell teh electric meter bloke off for knocking on my door THIRTEEN times?

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MamaG Fri 25-Sep-09 12:31:44



It was a funny little tune almost, I replayed it immediately and it was 13 knocks. I'VE GOT A FARKING BABY ASLEEP UPSTAIRS KNOBBO.

I snippily said "there's no need to knock so much, I have a BABY asleep upstairs" and he looked sheepish and said sorry.

I feel a bit of a freak now tho!

MamaG Fri 25-Sep-09 12:32:15

When I say replayed it, I mean in my head. I didn't record it blush

MamaG Fri 25-Sep-09 12:35:12

He was obv one of those dreadfully jovial types who call everybody "love" as well. Have probably ruined his day

PartOfTheHumphreysGroup Fri 25-Sep-09 12:37:10

no that's really annoying. 1-2 knocks is suffice.

Lovemyshoes Fri 25-Sep-09 12:46:33

The postman once did this years ago when I'd been up all night with dd and I'd just settled her down and dozed off. Baring in mind he saw DH stand up to answer the door.

I shouted to DH 'ask him if he think he's knocked enough' obviously postman heard me and shouted back:

'As far as I see it if I'm awake then everyone else should be love especially at this time'

At that point I shot out of bed, and whilst trying to scramble into some pj's I heard dh say

'Think you'd better get a move on mate, you've pissed her off'

Came downstairs to find the postie had gone and delivered to the rest of the street later grin

ohnelly Fri 25-Sep-09 20:39:19

No YANBU, how bloody annoying! At first I thought you meant you had to answer the door to him 13 times as he kept coimng back for something. WTF??? Glad you told him though

littleducks Fri 25-Sep-09 20:50:21

We had all the neighbours come out and tell us that someone had been banging on our door so loud they thought it was a police raid today!

It was in fact meter readers, who then took it upon themselves to rifle through our outdoor cupboard, although meter is inside

lizziemun Fri 25-Sep-09 21:04:30


We had the oposite probelm. Meter readers kept putting cards through our door asking for a reading.

When they finally knocked and told me they needed a meter reading today. I kindly explained to him they could read the meter anytime they like. As they meter was where they put them on the outside. And they did need access to my house for any reason and shut the door.

junglist1 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:08:11

I have a sign on my door saying if I haven't invited you don't knock. We were just about to eat dinner and a bastard knocked chatting about meters. I told him I was busy and closed the door. He knocked again and set the dogs off who are 2 staffies, I swear my boy staff was headbutting the window to get to what he took as an intruder. Still gormless stands there. Just before I lost the plot he left.

WickedWench Fri 25-Sep-09 21:23:52

Why can't they get it right?

I've waited in for parcels to be delivered and heard no one knock at the door only to find a card on the floor underneath the letter box saying 'We tried to deliver......' Aaaaargh!!

Then me or DP has to go to the fecking sorting office or take another bloody day off to wait in for them not to knock on the door again.


hanaboo Fri 25-Sep-09 21:45:59

i've disconnected my bell! it was really loud, and i've put foam on my knocker! so there meter readers! :P i did this ages ago, i hate people knocking on my door.
i have one of those signs also, so when people come to the door with a clipboard i give them a right telling off! i guiltily kind of enjoy doin it tbh, and the sign is an excellent excuse for a rant!

hanaboo Fri 25-Sep-09 21:47:08

they don't do the sticking out tongue smiley! shock

FlyingMonkey Fri 25-Sep-09 21:55:35

In defence of posties, the guy who delivers to our street is lovely. He knows I have a baby and raps really softly at the door if the post won't fit through the letter box. And he has the good grace not to look horrified when I answer the door in a dressing gown with hair flying in every direction.

PartOfTheHumphreysGroup Fri 25-Sep-09 22:17:56

We have nice posties too! Since you mentioned I wonder if this is why they always leave parcels on recycling bins and don't knock - they just scribble a note to tell us on a letter!
Not that I've ever moaned at them but I have in the past answered the door with baby in arms and possibly a bit much boob on show! And possibly a slightly wild eyed look..

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 25-Sep-09 22:29:14

My postie just opens the door if a parcel won't fit through the letterbox. I'm quite happy, I live in the back of beyond and it's handy for me.

[never locks doors emoticon]

onepieceoflollipop Fri 25-Sep-09 22:36:30

When our dd1 was born we had a lovely postie. He delivered lots of pink envelopes etc for many days. One day he had a parcel too large to fit through letterbox. He didn't knock, he didn't leave a card. He came back at the very end of his round with a big smile to deliver it. He must have known that banging on the door first thing wasn't a good plan. I was sad when he retired.

OP - 13 times is terrible!

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 25-Sep-09 22:40:40

Had a meter guy at the door. I said it wasn't a good time. DS was just back from Children's Hospital and DD was having a nap. he asked me, 'why isn't a good time? I need to know...'

As you can imagine the door and his face came into very close proximity....

Ninks Fri 25-Sep-09 22:42:47

What a twunt.

Window cleaners are just as bad IME.

PMSL @"Knobbo". Put that in your email complaint please.

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