Readers — how common is this? Why was it safe to answer the door in years past but somehow not any more?
Dear Let Grow: I thought you would appreciate this —I own a flower shop and was out delivering flowers to a family whose grandmother had just died. The teenaged daughter was the only one home when I arrived. She refused to answer the door because she didn’t know why I was there, even though she could clearly see me and the basket of flowers I was holding.Are we really so fearful of people that we can NEVER open our front door? Even to a woman holding flowers a few days after your grandmother died?This is not the first time this has happened. It’s getting harder to make floral deliveries because people are suspicious of everything. We live in a nice part of town.Anyway, I wanted to share with someone who would understand my frustration!Have a good day!~SuzyMillersville, MD
If answering the door has truly become a bygone practice, I’m dumbfounded. This is pointless distrust that masks itself as sophisticated awareness. – L.