Monday, October 13, 2008

Am I a bitch?

Maybe I am making too much of this. It's entirely possible that I am just looking for something else to be annoyed about.
I have a large dog. Who barks. Loudly.
Now, it's not the barking per se that I have a problem with, although it is a bit annoying and I am seriously thinking about investing in a bark collar.
My problem arises with the fact that when people come to my door he barks at them. He also stands at the window beside the door and looks out.
The problem that I have is that there are certain people that come to my house that when they see the dog at the window will back all the way up until they are standing beside my driveway. They will then talk in a normal voice that I am unable to hear unless I walk all the way outside and down the sidewalk.
I have noticed that only certain people are doing this.
* People there to fertilize my lawn.
* Salespeople
* Religious recruiters
* Salespeople who say they are NOT salespeople but somehow or another still have something they are selling that they wish us to buy.

This annoys the crap out of me on so many different levels. First, I hate answering the door to pushy ass people. Second, don't make me do the work of coming out and walking to you in order to tell you I'm not interested.
So am I being a bitch if, when I answer the door and the person is all the way at the other end of the sidewalk, I stay at the door and if I am unable to hear them I turn around and close the door? Not that I really care about being perceived as a bitch or anything. I have worked long and hard for this title.


Andi said...

LOL - I, too, am a bitch . . . and proud of it (usually!). No, I don't think you're being unreasonable to expect your visitors to approach the door to hold a conversation (especially the pushy JW's)

kandyblossom said...

Yes, you are. But not because you won't walk out to them. You are actually nicer than I am. I usually won't answer my door at all, and if I do then as soon as I realize it's no one I know or want to know, then I shut the door.