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    I like a call before having people just drop in especially if they are from out of town and like to do the same thing. I live in such a small town it is very common for people to just drop in for a min to visit or see my latest project. On the other hand my hubby thinks it is just fine to just drop in on people without a notice. I guess when they just drop in and my house is a mess they will have to excuse it.
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    I'd rather have a couple of hours notice so I can get myself together and get myself out of the quilt room.
    When I'm at my daughters home all her husbands friends and family just stop by to visit with them. I think that is rude as I don't get to see my daughter and granddaughters very much.

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    Well I may be getting grumpy at this point in my life. I used to love people coming over announced or not, but now I prefer a little notice, I have so much to do I have to allot my time more now days.
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    my Husband would be like that, drop in on friends or relatives when we were traveling on vacation. no call unless it was 15 minutes ahead. i was so embarrassed. if anyone comes here without calling, they take us as we are. a mess!

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    I would appreciate a heads-up. The one that really frosted me was when our neighbors listed their house for sale. Mom worked during the day, and Dad's car was a mid-life crisis 2-seater, so when they got the call that a realtor was going to show the house, Dad would pack the daughter in his car and send the son to my house WITHOUT NOTICE and WITHOUT ASKING. That seemed to stop the day I had to take my son to soccer and left his son on his own doorstep.

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    I agree with Kat Sews -a surprise visit could also surprise the visitor And the look on their faces is priceless and if I brush my hair my little Clem thinks we're going bye-bye and it breaks his heart if its only for company

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    I would have to say it depends on who the unannounced drop-in is. I have friends who I adore and would welcome anytime, night or day, without hesitation. However, I had someone (two someones actually) ring my doorbell at 9p.m. on a Sunday to see me. I had neither seen nor heard from this person in over 8 years and the last time we had spoken, it was not great--I was annoyed and via the intercom in the building, I asked them to call me and I did not let them in. I never heard from them again. Oh well... it'd been years anyway and I really had not missed them in all those years...

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    I love my friends and family, but I expect a call to see if I'm here or if I have time for visitors or not.
    I have always been this way since I've been on my own. I had no choice when I lived at home, but I do now.
    I feel it is very rude to take someones time without asking. I never drop in on anyone and neither does my husband. I now live behind a locked gate about 3/10s a mile from my house, so It is good if you call as you might waste your time comming here. Please give me a call a few days ahead to make an apt and I'll do the same for you.
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    I don't like unannounced drop ins. I don't care if you are five minutes or five hours away, call first. It shows respect and is common courtesy. I live in a one way in one way out division so visitors aren't just passing by. My driveway is long so I can see who is coming before they get here.
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    i agree i woul;d like a phone call or a little notice I would never do that to someone guess was I was brought up
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