After knocking, how long do you wait

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  1. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    If I need a signature for a resi I literally knock and ring and then count 30 Secs from my watch. Ni1.

    There's was one house there were lights and a TV on. Didn't care ni1

    Walked up to this house to hear obnoxiously loud rap music coming from inside. I got my info notice out before I was even at the door.
     
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  2. Future

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  3. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    One house I delivered to there was note on the door asking ups to wait because it takes the person a little while to get around. I gave the house 5 minutes and perfectly able bodied lady answers and says "oh I was in the backyard" I say that's no problem I saw the note and I didn't mind bending my schedule a little for someone who has trouble getting to the door. She doesn't even acknowledge my point or makes eye contact. Like wtf
     
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  4. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Ring bell ... knock on door ..... start filling out delivery notice .....next stop ... u did what was required
     
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  5. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I ring the bell, knock on the door and give 30 seconds to hear footsteps. After that, I start writing out the door knocker and if you haven't answered the door by then, have fun driving to the station to get your stuff.
     
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  6. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I ring/knock if I don't hear the bell. Fill out service cross. Ring/knock again, fill out delivery notice. Ring/knock again.
     
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  7. Was she hot though?
     
  8. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    If I was 40 years old maybe
     
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If you were a hot babe I would give you about 5 minutes to get to the door-----and come back later if necessary. Otherwise it was knock and run.
     
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  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I will tap my horn when I pull up if I need a signature. Walk to door, ring or knock, scan package, then start filling out the Infonotice. I will look for signs that somebody is home like a car in the driveway, TV/stereo on, smell static sheets if the clothes dryer is running. If no answer, slap Infonotice on the door and walk back to the car. I will look once more at the door as I pull away if it is something important like iced-down medicine. Other than that, tomorrow is another day if it doesn't go to an Access Point.
     
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  11. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    I'm with scratch, you start making an assessment as you pull up as to whether you think someone is home. Look for signs, if I think they may be in backyard or garage I will do what I can to find them. If its all locked up and no sounds coming from inside I start filling out info notice. Its different in each case... imho.
     
  12. Protein Fart

    Protein Fart Well-Known Member

    New driver here trying to make book I appreciate the veteran responses
     
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  14. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    I usually record the stop as I'm pulling up then toss the package out the passenger's side door.
     
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  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    What!!

    Who knocks?

    Knockings for chumps
     
  16. Thank you David Any.
     
  17. AlliSeeisBrown

    AlliSeeisBrown Active Member

    I don't give much time. Go up and ring/knock, then I start writing the service cross. If I don't hear footsteps or voices by the end of the service cross I'll do the info notice, scan and leave. The entire process is about 45 seconds starting with knocking. If someone is home you should at least hear some activity by then.
     
  18. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    Long enough to write the date and check of signature required and will try again next business day and turn around and drive off
     
  19. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    The best is when you walk away and they realize you aren't gonna leave the box...I suddenly go deaf for that short period of time
     
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  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Knock and ring. If I get the feeling no one is going to answer I immediately start filling out the info notice. When done filling out I ring again and then right away put the notice on door, and leave.