Since moving into our new house, we have been surprised by the number of door knockers who have come by, both during the day and evening.
This is a problem for a couple of reasons
- Usually they are wanting some sort of financial transaction to take place. And, as I answer the door and try and decipher their Norwegian pitch and then come up with an answer, still the best I can muster is ‘nei takk’, and both I and the visitor depart the social interaction feeling a little frustrated by my curtness.
- Our main living area is upstairs. I have no way of seeing who is at the door without opening it. I am also very, very pregnant, and waddling up and down the stairs leaves me feeling like I’ve just run a marathon. I can only do it so many times a day, which I need to use to coordinate my bathroom-breaks. I don’t have time for door knockers.
So, here is Brian’s latest product idea, a multi-button, multi chime doorbell.
Quick google suggests such a thing does not exist. It could make for an interesting social experiment.
(Yes, probably the easy option would be to just put a sign on our door stating ‘no unsolicited visitors’, but there’s no fun in that, and we might still get the TV inspectors)