Kake (nou) wrote,
Kake
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Letting people in.

I know I have comments still to respond to on the TMI post; will try to get to them soon, but So Much Work to do today. This post is happening now because I wanted to get it out of my brain so I can concentrate on work.

When someone knocks on your front/back door and you let them in, do you let them walk past you and then close the door behind them, or do you let them close the door themselves? What do you expect to happen when you knock on someone else's door and they let you in? Obviously this depends on things like narrowness of hallway, but what's your general feeling? To make this easier, assume that you're only letting one person in, rather than a group.

When I let someone into my house...

I usually let them walk past me into the house and then I close the door behind them
42(52.5%)
I usually let them close the door behind them by themselves
11(13.8%)
I might close the door for them or might not - there is no “usually”
22(27.5%)

When someone lets me into their house...

I would expect them to close the door behind me
9(11.4%)
I would expect them to let me close the door behind me
2(2.5%)
I would be surprised if they closed the door behind me
0(0.0%)
I would be surprised if they didn't close the door behind me
1(1.3%)
I would be offended (or something along those lines) if they closed the door behind me
0(0.0%)
I would be offended (or something along those lines) if they didn't close the door behind me
0(0.0%)
I have no expectations in this regard
10(12.7%)
I have no preferences in this regard
3(3.8%)

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