Another knock on the door
Two females [This does not mean I’m sexist! They actually appeared to be females, and it’s not my business to go do DNA testing on people who are outside my front door to find out if they’re female or not]. Both clutching some sort of leaflet that I could not read. They could see me and I could see them – and they can hear me when I ask ‘What is it?‘. They respond to the sound of my voice by looking up and other non-verbal responses. One of them is fumbling with a handbag. Do I have time for this? I do not! Some fool is gonna say “What is it?” is rude – I just know it. Well hang on, if you’re standing there and saying bledy nothing – not introducing yourself – I’m entitled to ask anything I want. It’s my house – and you’re standing on my property.
The seconds seem like an eternity. So I repeat myself twice again. No response. One is looking at me and the other is trying to get something out of a bag, which then appears to be more leaflets. Right – so I’ve had it. I go, “I do not have time to waste. State the nature of your business, else I’m gone.” What? Is that impolite? Get real! What’s impolite is standing there wasting my time – by saying nothing and looking like you’re from some other planet. Like no – they were not from my planet! Zogites do not behave like them.
I think I have an idea (theory) what it is. Perhaps – emphasis on ‘perhaps‘ – they expected that because the two of them are females, that I’d be more forthcoming and open the outer door to go, “Hiya.. Yuh a’right (as they often say in this part of the world)..how are you this morning? May I help?” They’re not to know (obviously) who they’re dealing with – and that I don’t give a monkeys!
Finally – two more seconds, I close the inner door. Did I slam the door? No – I did not!
Oh dear – after my recovery from the above, I say: I don’t care who the hell ‘you’ are, if you cold-call by knocking on my door or call me on the phone, introduce yourself and state your business – else take a flying leap.
That’s it! Yes – the end of this post.