Thursday, March 5, 2009


At roughly 1:30 this morning someone was pounding on my door. It woke up the dogs that started barking, and of course the baby. I looked out of my peephole, and I saw that there was someone on my porch, but, my motion sensor porch light was not lit even though it was on, and all I could tell was that the person was wearing a sweatshirt with the hood drawn up around their head.

I didn't answer the door. I didn't even ask who it was. I figured that if it WAS someone up to no good, the last thing I should do was tip them off that I was a woman. I looked outside my window later and began to wonder if my next door neighbor hadn't locked herself out of the house. Of course, she has my phone number, and I would think that she would have called me...but, I'm not sure.

Did I do the right thing? What should I have done? What would you have done?


  1. Absolutely, you did the right thing. I would not have openned the door for anything. At most, if they had claimed to need help, I would have offerred to call the police for them through the closed and locked door.

  2. Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? Of COURSE you did the right thing. Were you scared?

  3. Oh yeah, I was scared. I had the alarm set for five so that I could put the trash out, but I was still too freaked out to go outside in the dark when it rang.