I really don’t like delivery people knocks. First, they knock on your door like there’s an emergency, or like they’re going to break down your door and burglarize and kidnap you. Then, 3 seconds later they do it again as if that was 3 seconds too long for you to whisk across your house. I get that they have a job to do, and time is of the essence, but is that really necessary?
I think I also just have an adverse reaction to unnecessarily loud and obnoxious sounds. Things that should be loud and obnoxious include: concerts, fireworks, airplanes, and space shuttles—not door knocks. Besides, what the hell is the doorbell for then?
I’m not sure what proper knocking etiquette is, but I’m going to go with something like this: 1) Ring the doorbell (if there’s no doorbell, then knock, but not like a crazy person); 2) wait an appropriate amount of time for a person to get from the farthest corner of that house, to the door; 3) if there’s still no answer, then ring or knock again; 4) and if there’s still no answer, then in the revolutionary age of the mobile phone, call the person, but only if you’re supposed to be there and the person is expecting you; 5) otherwise, assume that no one is home, or that the person is ignoring you; and 6) stop wasting your time and scurry on.
The only other time you may knock obnoxiously loud, is if there is a loud party going on inside. In that case though, you’re better off with the doorbell or probably just walking in. OR, if you see someone passed out in the car, most likely drunk, then knocking loudly on their window is okay if you’re trying to be a humanitarian by making sure they’re okay and that they don’t vomit all over themselves.
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