Daytime Breakins

The difference between living in a house and a condo is that in a house, sometimes you have unwelcome visitors ringing your doorbell. From salespersons, to grass cutters, to surveyors etc etc etc.

So when the bell goes *DING DONG* normally what I would do is take a peek to see who it is. If its a dubious character or someone I don’t know, I usually pretend I’m not in. Being the paranoid being that I am, I’m worried that if I decline their offer for services, they may get angry and come back for revenge. Haha. No, seriously, its easier to feign being out than to answer to some of these undesirable visitors.

However, recently I found out that pretending that I’m out is not such a good idea anymore. I heard that there is a new modus operandi by those crooks who do daytime breakins. What they will do is send someone who looks trustworthy like a child or an elderly person to ring your doorbell with some excuse and if you don’t answer, they breakin into your house.

Now, what shall I do when the bell goes *DING DONG* Hmmm…. with pretending to be out no longer such a good idea, I still hate the idea of opening my doors to unwanted visitors.

*DING DONG* Oh oh. What shall I do now?


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12 thoughts on “Daytime Breakins

  1. hahaha….I sued to pretend that I was out too!
    Shucks…these people and their new modus operandi.

    Maybe get a dog! hahahaha…..

    Then have to take care of dog wor…

  2. I will still pretend didn’t hear anything..let them shout at outside….

    But nowadays, they check to see if you are in. If they think you are not, they breakin. Thats even more scary.

  3. with link house i still can hide and pretend i am not in! ya, heard that they r using child to con us edi.

    Now they use child to check if you are in, if you are not, they breakin. So you can’t hide lah.

  4. I will sure pretend to be not at home. If they really attempt to break in and you are actually in, can try to call the police, trigger the alarm before they manage to open the door. 😀

    Thats a good idea.

  5. Yeap, I hate those door bell sound especially when I am taking a nap.

    My friend suggested putting a beware of dog sign on the gate and install a door bell that sounds like a dog barking.

    Then we should install that door bell internally and when someone comes along, we press the door bell ourselves. Haha.

  6. Usually I ask my maid to answer and say I’m not in but I agree with Elaine.

    BTW, which one is your main blog?

    At least you don’t have to pretend to be the maid. Lol!.

    All my blogs are my main blogs to house my split personalities. Haha. Just kidding. Here’s a post I wrote about my blogs to differentiate them.

  7. oh…dun scare me..I also pretend no one at home…so what shall we do now???

    I guess a dog or alarm would help. Do you subscribe to a neighbourhood crime watch? They are in most housing areas these days and I find that it helps to reduce crime. So you can call them in case of emergencies or suspicious characters loitering outside your house.

  8. I wonder if we could record a dog barking furiously and then if those people come and ring the door bell, just play that recording and they think there’s some invisible dog around! LOL!

    Yes, I would like to have one of those too if its available. Haha.

  9. The dog sign on the gate does work to a certain extent. When we had a dog last time, he was always inside the house. And ppl will think twice even if they don’t see the dog before ringing because the door bell will alert the dog. And even if the dog is barking from inside the house, they will jump back slightly from the gate!!

    Hmm… I malas to take care of dog….

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