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THESTAR.COM/ LIFE/FASHION_STYLE Dear Home Body,
If the person on the doorstep is someone you know, it’s only OK to ignore them if they believe you are not at home. It would be very insulting, and possibly hurtful, to let them glimpse your shadowy figure lurking in the window or twitching the curtains, then let them continue to knock in vain. Nope, in this case you must go belly down on the carpet, remain silent and wait it out until they leave.
As for strangers showing up at your door unannounced, you are absolutely under no obligation to answer. The only exception is if you live in a remote location and they need help. Even then, you might want to call a neighbour or 911 rather than fling open the door to potential thieves or postapocalyptic zombies. Remember, it’s always better to risk being rude than risk being beaten, or eaten.