1 EAGLETON NOTES: What's a Doorbell?

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Sunday, 4 October 2009

What's a Doorbell?

Adrian of Adrian's Images mentioned in a comment on my Art in Metal posting that it could be used as a doorbell.  Well, yes, it could.   The concept of a doorbell seems strange to me though.  I don't live in a flat or apartment.  I don't live in a town.  In fact I don't know anyone who lives near me here or in New Zealand who has a doorbell of which I am aware.  Anyone visiting me here in Eagleton would simply walk in to the porch and perhaps knock on the inside door as they opened it.  But then again they might simply put the kettle on and then come looking for me.  If they couldn't find me they'd know I was in the bathroom or my bedroom.  So they'd make the tea or coffee and wait for me to emerge.  I like it like that.

4 comments:

  1. I can't imagine this style of life at all and there aren't many people here in Exeter that I would be pleased to see pop in without an invitation. That may be because we haven't lived here long or it may just be an artefact of city life.

    So are there unwritten rules on what are considered acceptable visiting hours?

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  2. What's an invitation? To be fair quite a few people ring or text to make sure I'm in and it's ok to call (it saves them a journey apart from anything else). But I wouldn't expect Spesh or Christine or Carol who can see whether I'm in or not to do that. It's just part of life here and it's very different from urban living.

    If you are up you can be visited. As I'm up later than anyone I know here and as I live alone I'm unlikely to be visited at an inconvenient time. I visit round coffee times!

    But you've given me an idea for another posting!

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  3. I lived in the borders or should I say stayed and to be fair always had trouble locating the key had I been home for any length of time. When I first moved to Tideswell there wasn't even a lock on the pub door, Times have changed.

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  4. Sounds like around here! If I had a doorbell I'd find another use for it.

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