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People who knock at my door......

My neighbour is a carer for adults with learning difficulties, and does respite care, our six houses are numbered consecutively.

The amount of numb nuts, social services, appropriate adults and parents parking on my drive while trying to drop off their kids is getting on my very last nerve.

"Is Julie in"? I don't know, go knock on her door.

"Isn't this number 3"? Have a guess, pointing at a one foot square plate with a number 2 on it.

"Oh sorry, I'll leave my car there I won't be long". No you won't.

Couriers call, hand over parcels and the gadget to sign without asking who I am or checking the house number is also getting on my ****.

I had a courier shout across the street, "Can you take a parcel for number 6"? Yes I can, "Can you come and get it off the van"? Get off.

I have a secure storage box at the side of the front door for parcels, with a small note directing the gormless bastids to put the parcel in and fasten the lock. I also tell them this on the "special instructions" section on their websites.

Absolute waste of time.

When I'm at my daughters, a three story town house, looking after the rugrats, they knock and disappear before I've picked the grandkids up, unlocked the baby gates, walked down a flight of stairs and opened the door. I've taken to shouting out of a first floor window now like a fish wife.

The old bloke knocking and disappearing from the door last week got an ear bashing, " Oh I didn't know they were three stories" ****ing halfwit.

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Love the little quips, I have similar grievances with couriers thinking our gravel driveway is a make-shift turning circle, proceeding to drag half the gravel down the road and leaving lovely skid marks on their way out.
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I've got the same problem with ***** parking on the pavement outside my house. No need. There's plenty of room for vehicles to pass if you park beside the kerb you knuckle dragging brain dead ****ing morons.
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Bet there's enough room for a Honda CRV (with bullbars) to scrape by.

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When it comes to knockers: video doorbell and phone app?
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We have "No cold callers" stickers on both our doors, which do seem to work most of the time. You do get the odd one who for some reason seems to think that it doesn't apply to them. I politely explain that I define who or isn't a cold caller before equally politely telling them to eff off.

I did have a courier in the depths of winter who said: "I shouldn't be delivering this"; when I asked him why he said "because that says 'No cold callers'. . . I'm bloody freezing!".

And on the subject of stupid parking, here's one we had a few weeks ago. "I'm not from round here" was her excuse! The house she was visiting was on the other side of the road, which was clear for 100 metres or so. . .
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We have "No cold callers" stickers on both our doors,
So you you have a tradesmen's entrance !
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