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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Walking in without knocking. ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Date: 8/27/12 6:26 PM

Yesterday morning around 9 AM , I'm drinking coffee in my pajamas and my husband in his underwear pressing off slacks to wear to church. In walks a home health worker, doesn't knock, doesn't use the doorbell. She starts complaining , calling me Judy and how hard it was to find my house. I immediately told her to leave,don't come back. This isn't Judy's house. I called her place of employment and made clear that I'm no longer telling people how to get up to Judy's house. They have had enough people go up there after they come here first. My numbers are clearly visible on my porch.Even my family knocks. I can't believe how rude this person was. Didn't apologize either. On a funny note, my husband was glad he didn't go out to get the morning paper and leave the door unlocked. That was me.



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Date: 8/27/12 7:07 PM

Oh how rude! ...... That is just very inconsiderate & on a Sunday too! Very rude!

I had someone walk in last week no knocking, no door bell just comes in. Very upsetting for sure! I was by myself as DH had gone to work & it was getting dark... People just not thinking & so rude!

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Date: 8/27/12 7:13 PM

Forget rude! If you ever leave your door open, it could be a house invasion. LOCK the doors people - everywhere - you aren't safe just because you live in _______ or in the country - believe me. Lock your doors if you are home or if you are out.

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Date: 8/27/12 7:17 PM

That takes the cake. And I feel sorry for Judy. I'd call her and tell her to make sure her doors were locked. Maybe windows, too! Sounds like this worker has never heard the word "boundaries."

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Date: 8/27/12 7:21 PM

In a previous apartment, the property manager had a day worker doing something in the hallway but not in our unit. However, he gave the worker a key to our apartment and told the worker he could use our bathroom. The property manager did not, however, tell us that there would be a worker, or that the worker would have access to our apartment.

My housemate happened to have the day off, so he slept in and finally got up - to find a strange man standing in the middle of the apartment. My housemate didn't call the police, but I probably would have...

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Date: 8/27/12 7:24 PM

I think Home Health Care Worker is da*ned lucky she wasn't shot!

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Date: 8/27/12 7:46 PM

That is pretty rude. I have been dealing with a lot of home health care workers for my aging Mother. I think they do sometimes just take some liberties they really should not, and just walking in without even knocking (never mind you even got the wrong house) is pretty bad. That kind of action might be kind of self limiting though, because if someone did that a lot and had the wrong house, they might really scare someone and get shot as a burglar or thief instead. So I think it's dangerous for them too.

I'm thinking though if maybe "Judy" was deaf, and the Health Care knew that, and worker was really busy, and not wanting to wait around, that might have prompted something like that, but still I think it's a real bad idea for them to do that.

I was in the shower of a rental house once, (that I had rented for a long time) that was up on the market to be sold, and did have a realtors lock box. The thing was though, under written contract agreement with me, they were only supposed to be able to even have open house or even show anyone the house on certain prearranged days. This was not one of them. Realtor used her key to bring people in when I was in the shower, and really scared me. I was real bad about it though, as after I got over my fright and realized what was going on, I just walked out there all naked and soapy and asked them, what did they think they were doing? That actually solved that problem, and after that, they only let themselves in at the specific contacted for times.

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Date: 8/27/12 7:49 PM

Glad my parents have a very large dog, since they live out in the country and only lock the door at night. I live in town, lock both doors at all times and ask to see ID if anyone comes to the door. Why would a home health care worker walk in without knocking? It boggles the mind!

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Date: 8/27/12 7:59 PM

It makes me crazy that my parents never lock their door during the day...and they don't hear very well, so they could be cleaned out in a heartbeat. I have never left my door unlocked-too many crazies out there!



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Date: 8/27/12 8:09 PM

My mom worked as one when she was a student nurse, and went into several people's houses...AFTER she was told to. I am also sure she knocked before doing so.

The only person I do that to is my mother. I open the door and yell "knock knock", but only because both of my parents are getting up there and they don't move around very well. In the end it's much easier for me to let myself in then for my mom, with her bad back and knees, or my dad who has broken his back 3 times to get to the door, which is quite a ways from where they are.

The only person I don't freak out about just walking in my house is my 13 year old. When he is here, he goes between mine and my mom's house, and he knows he doesn't have to knock.

On a side note, my baby sister is in rehab and her and her friends tried to scare us when she was on the drugs. And no, I don't know why. They would beat on the house at the baby's room, very loud thumps. The third night they did so, I went out with the 357, cocked it and the noise at 2 am is very frightening. To them at least.

I live in a very rural area, so no, it isn't just the city you have to be careful.

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