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Knocking on doors

Posted by foureyes-10044529 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by dozygirl - 3 years ago

Our neighbour always used to just open our front door and walk in and it was always when we were having our lunch.  We keep the door locked now.

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Posted by JohnP-390097 - 3 years ago

I remember years ago in the UK when it was normal to leave doors and cars unlocked and our neighbours used to come and go. In rural France it is still like that, their trust has not yet been destroyed by high levels of crime. It is part of the charm of living here I think. Having said that I always keep my front door locked but I lived in London for a while.

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Posted by Tryval - 3 years ago

They always knock, our killer dog ensures that no one enters uninvited, she (Labracollie), would lick them to death!

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Posted by MrsMiggles - 3 years ago

Amongst older country folk this is normal practice.

What can you do to stop it? - Lock the door! I never leave my door unlocked, having been taken unawares by various "artisans" who have wandered in without invitation.


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Posted by chèvrefeuille - 3 years ago

My neighbours always knock.