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Is postman allowed to open the door to leave our post?

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When I came downstairs this morning, I saw someone opening our front door. First I thought it was hubby. Next a hand appeared and placed a small parcel on the table next to the door. I opened the doo… Read More
Marina Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
When I came downstairs this morning, I saw someone opening our front door. First I thought it was hubby. Next a hand appeared and placed a small parcel on the table next to the door. I opened the door, the postman said 'Hello there' and gave the remaining letters to me.


Is this allowed or usual?
Marina Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Why was your doop unlocked / open in the first place?
#2
Not allowed at all! Report him.
#3
MANJ_007;5978867
Why was your doop unlocked / open in the first place?

Closed but not locked.
#4
of course not, as she said she thought it was her husband coming in so he has gone out??? When your other half is in the house do you lock the door when you go out? :?
#5
dcx_badass;5978884
Isn't it more unusual to leave your door unlocked?

Hi dcx:)
We always leave it unlocked when we are in (except night), I'll start a thread about it later :p
4 Likes #6
crumpdale
Not allowed at all! Report him.


Please do not report him for caring about your package! He obviously did not want your parcel to be stolen or rain damaged.
#7
What if some weirdo comes in? Not safe to leave your door unlocked these days!!
banned#8
nikkib123
What if you were naked!


pictures please :w00t:
banned#9
we leave our window open if we are out and the postage puts it thru window onto the table and we give him a nice bottle of wine for christmas, doesnt cost much and ensures things never get lost, and if something does he more often than not tracks it down for us
#10
Marina
Hi dcx:)
We always leave it unlocked when we are in (except night), I'll start a thread about it later :p


I wouldn't bother. You obviously left the door open and how was he aware of this unless you do it all the time. My postman never checks the door.

Seems a bit wierd.
#11
My Postlady does this for me often...as when she calls is usually lunchtime or nappy changing time - I have no problem with it at all :)
1 Like #12
the postman didnt enter? just opened enough to conviently leave your parcel inside your hall?
he was trying to be nice and do you a favour. i wouldnt mind at all if my postman did such a deed
#13
tinkerbell28;5978895
TBH I would say he did you a favour, save leaving it outside or having to go collect it, the postie where I live does that, we leave our doors open, if we are in, so if I am bathing baby or what not he will drop the parcel in the hall.
It's common around here but then the area we live in, it's still safe to do that kind of thing

I thought he did a favour too, but felt slightly creepy about it:p

borolad94;5978904
of course not, as she said she thought it was her husband coming in so he has gone out??? When your other half is in the house do you lock the door when you go out?

We lock during night and when we go out:)
nikkib123;5978907
What if you were naked!

:w00t:
J17;5978919
Please do not report him for caring about your package! He obviously did not want your parcel to be stolen or rain damaged.

:thumbsup:
[quote=MANJ_007;5978921]What if some weirdo comes in? Not safe to leave your door unlocked these days!![/quote]
Point taken, thanks:thumbsup:
#14
tinkerbell28
TBH I would say he did you a favour, save leaving it outside or having to go collect it, the postie where I live does that, we leave our doors open, if we are in, so if I am bathing baby or what not he will drop the parcel in the hall.
It's common around here:) but then the area we live in, it's still safe to do that kind of thing :thumbsup:


I think it's safe if shes willing to leave the door unlocked, he may not be allowed to do it but it is your fault and I wouldn't report it he's just doing me a favour.
#15
does seem a strange thing for him to do-we do leave our door open during the day if we are in but if anyone opened the door who didnt belong there the dogs would attack them -noone could even come up our path without the dogs barking so hardly likely they would open the door.
#16
tinkerbell28
Exactly, such a shame nowadays we have become so mistrusting of other people, that a good deed seems odd or weird, glad others do it, was starting to think I live in a bubble here :lol:


Nope no bubble lol. My postlady is lovely, she has 4 little ones herself so she knows how hectic it can be :)
#17
Marina


We lock during night and when we go out:)

:w00t:


I know. thats what i'm tryinng to say, i find it extrodinary that people lock the door when they are in the house????
3 Likes #18
I came home early one morning when my wife was still in bed. The postman had been kind enough to take the post all the way up to our bedroom. Which was nice....
#19
I understand where your coming from op it is creepy but rather than reporting him I'd confront him first and ask that he shouldn't do it again.
#20
g1bbuk
I came home early one morning when my wife was still in bed. The postman had been kind enough to take the post all the way up to our bedroom. Which was nice....


:giggle:
#21
If you dont want him to do it then tell him, don't report him as others clearly have no issue.
#22
g1bbuk;5979066
I came home early one morning when my wife was still in bed. The postman had been kind enough to take the post all the way up to our bedroom. Which was nice....

:lol:

Did he read it for her too?? :giggle:
#23
Titchimp;5979087
If you dont want him to do it then tell him, don't report him as others clearly have no issue.


Hi

I found it as a nice gesture, I wouldn't report him for his goodwill:)

Was just asking if it was usual/allowed:thumbsup:
#24
It's not allowed nor usual :)
banned#25
borolad94
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yawn
#26
my front door on hot days is open on one of those security chains, postie always slips them thru the door.

I get a lot of jiffy bagged stuff, so its easier, and they dont get dropped on the floor like the would if he just stuck them thru the letter box.

I`d say IF you door is open its fine, (also if you have a porch thats unocked its fine). but if your front door is unlocked but shut, the is a BIG no no for me, as its an invasion of your privacy,
#27
dcx_badass
Isn't it more unusual to leave your door unlocked?


plus one
#28
I think he should of knocked on the door, and handed you the parcel
#29
magicbeans;5979150
plus one

plus two :giggle:

Hi magic, I'm thinking about it as we speak:p
#30
my postie has done that- but that's when for example i've been washing the floors etc and left the front door open intentionally to assist with fast drying and wotnot- but i don't mind at all- our postie even chucks stuff inside of the small top window if too big for the letterbox. dont think its usual- as for allowed, wouldn't think it was either..
#31
well i wouldn't mind if my posty did that, but if you have a problem with it next time you see him. just ask him not to. He was clearly doing you a favour. I cant stand having to go all the way down to the post office to pic up a package when it was too big for the letter box. I wouldnt report him cause the poor bloke will probably get the sack, when he was just trying to be helpful.
#32
Report him and then get ready to collect a lot of your mail from the sorting office, any excuse will do, you will probably also get do not collect for 48 hours!
unless you don't like the postie get him a bottle of wine, he was just being helpful!
banned#33
MANJ_007;5978921
What if some weirdo comes in? Not safe to leave your door unlocked these days!!

+1

just asking to get burgled. thye could get your house / car keys in seconds.

drive off and then you have to replace all your locks
#34
gsettle24
we leave our window open if we are out and the postage puts it thru window onto the table and we give him a nice bottle of wine for christmas, doesnt cost much and ensures things never get lost, and if something does he more often than not tracks it down for us


Similar here, my Postie even signs for packages if I am not in, he leaves them in a hiding place in the dry, brilliant guy, I always give him a card and a tenner at Christmas.:thumbsup:
#35
The guy was being nice. It's not as if he's walked into the house. He's just put his hand in the door. He hasnt even looked in the house. If you dont like it kindly ask him not to do it again. That should be enough. My postman does it. He places it on the ground and shouts "Theres a parcel". I shout back. "Cheers mate". Everyones happy.
If you report him he may lose his job. If you do and he does then lets hope the poor guy doesnt have a wife and children to support. Tell him if your not happy, just dont report him. Have a heart, he's just trying to be helpfull.
[mod]#36
Our door stays unlocked during the day as well. I live in hope that one day it will save me feeding the dog. :-D
#37
Syzable;5979369
Our door stays unlocked during the day as well. I live in hope that one day it will save me feeding the dog. :-D

Thanks for that, I thought I was the only one:-D
[mod][Moderator]#38
My posties have done this for me for the last 6 weeks since being pregnant with high blood pressure and having to have bedrest, I've been using the internet to purchase lots of baby items since I can't get out shopping and have deliveries most days, once they realised the situation they open the door and pop the parcels in, they even got together and popped a goodluck card from them in last week, I don't know any of them personally, they are just being really lovely, kind and considerate people, they also take a disabled ladies post into her everyday next door.
#39
wishihadadonkey;5979441
My posties have done this for me for the last 6 weeks since being pregnant with high blood pressure and having to have bedrest, I've been using the internet to purchase lots of baby items since I can't get out shopping and have deliveries most days, once they realised the situation they open the door and pop the parcels in, they even got together and popped a goodluck card from them in last week, I don't know any of them personally, they are just being really lovely, kind and considerate people, they also take a disabled ladies post into her everyday next door.

Wow!!!

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#40
gsettle24
we leave our window open if we are out and the postage puts it thru window onto the table and we give him a nice bottle of wine for christmas, doesnt cost much and ensures things never get lost, and if something does he more often than not tracks it down for us


no insurance then ?

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