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Racket_Man
11-29-2010, 06:11 AM
I did not want to put this in SC or the Sightings forum cause it is not reallly sucky but I do see this every shift I work. MODS if you feel this may devolve into Fratching worthy stuff I will galdly take it over there.

for a while now I have noticed a very disturbing trend. when I make a delivery, about 25% of the time I get small children (aged 4 to say 10) physically unlocking and flinging open the inside door AND opening the screen door to greet me, most times with NO parent in sight yet.

Yes I am glad that the children are happy to see the pizza delivery guy BUT with all of the "Stranger Danger" like stuff and all of the "our children MUST BE PROTECTED from the evil preditors/pedo's" ----------> WHY IN THE NAME OF (whatever diety) would you let or even encourage your small children just open the door to a stranger?????? EVEN IF you know you are getting a food delivery???????

It just seems to me to be a VERY contraditory and mixed message coming from the parents.

Becks
11-29-2010, 06:57 AM
Parents probably think it's cute.

Food Lady
11-29-2010, 08:24 AM
Hopefully the parents see that it's the Pizza Guy before they allow that.

ralerin
11-29-2010, 11:39 AM
Dunno, maybe not. I can just see it now-the "pizza" guy abducts someone's child and it's all over the news and the image of the pizza chain is tarnished forever...

RecoveringKinkoid
11-29-2010, 02:22 PM
That is disturbing. I get scammers (and possibly people casing) come to my door every now and again.

And I understand it's nearly impossibly to get a vacuum salesman out of your house. :p

My kid's been told to NOT open the door, but to come alert me if someone is on our porch.

Kanalah
11-29-2010, 05:08 PM
We tell our kids to get mommy/daddy if someone's at the door.

When we have pizza night, sometimes we'll ask if they want to come to the door and say hi/bye or whatever. It's always after we answer the door tho, and def. not mandatory.

Bella_Vixen
11-30-2010, 06:02 AM
It just seems to me to be a VERY contraditory and mixed message coming from the parents.


Like trick-or-treating.

Racket_Man
11-30-2010, 08:26 AM
Hopefully the parents see that it's the Pizza Guy before they allow that.

Not that I can see ie. no curtains open or moving aside for a look-see. heck sometimes the kids run down the stairs from a 2d floor apt with the apt in back and the door in back.

Kristev
12-01-2010, 03:48 AM
I remember, grandma told me (when I was just a little kid, that is,) never answer the door to anyone we didn't know. Go get her or grandpa, or my mother if she was home & awake, instead.

I believe you. There actually is a danger. Just because someone's bringing you pizza, or cable, or whatnot, doesn't make them safe.

draco664
12-03-2010, 08:22 AM
I remember, grandma told me (when I was just a little kid, that is,) never answer the door to anyone we didn't know. Go get her or grandpa, or my mother if she was home & awake, instead.

I believe you. There actually is a danger. Just because someone's bringing you pizza, or cable, or whatnot, doesn't make them safe.

Over 90% of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by a family member or family friend.
An even greater percentage of non-sexual child abuse is done by people the child knows.

'Stranger Danger' is an overhyped, over-exaggerated threat. I'm not saying that kids shouldn't be cautious when in the presence of strangers, but perspective is needed.