The sign on the front door



This is the sign that hangs on the door of an antique store in Charleston, SC. I have stared through the windows of this shop many a time, yearning to  leisurely  browse through their rooms of junk and treasure, but “2 X seriously” way too intimidated to ring that intercom!


What would possess the owners of a store to put up a sign that basically scares potential customers away? (Heaven forbid they let you in and you don’t find anything you want to buy – just imagine!!)

It’s beyond baffling.

And then I wonder, if I had to put (an honest) sign on my front door, what would it say?


Ring the doorbell,

take a seat on the porch,

and give me at least ten minutes to clean up.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. 4wallsnaroof says:

    How about. “Ring bell then give me a minute to peek out the window and decide whether or not I want to talk to you. If no one answers in ten minutes, go home.” 🙂

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    1. Cindy says:

      HAHAHAHA!!!! 😜 I remember once a salesman rang our bell and I pretended I wasn’t home..only to watch from the kitchen as my toddler walked to the window and started babbling at the guy. I kept “whisper-calling” her to come to me, but she was way too curious to see who was there. 😳 Oh well, probably happened to him all the time..

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      1. I’ve answered many a doorbell with a shouted out “NOBODY’S HOME!” Meh – might be rude, but THEY interrupted ME – and it’s much nicer than if I’d answered the door – trust me. LOL

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      2. Cindy says:

        Now THAT’S funny! I’m sure a few people left your doorstep scratching their heads..😳

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  2. micahlynne says:

    Mine would say: If you can hear the TV playing, let yourself in. 🙂

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    1. Cindy says:

      I think I’m moving towards a point in my life where either my house will always be pretty presentable..OR..(and more likely) I just won’t care anymore if it isn’t- HA! At least I’m out of the phase I was in when the kids were little.. back then my sign would have said “Gimmie a minute to make sure all the toilets are flushed!” 😮


  3. Kristen says:

    Mine would say, go away unless you are selling cookies and happen to have a box of thin mints on hand!

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    1. Cindy says:

      SO TRUE!!! 😜 BUT WAIT!! What if it’s one of those trucks selling meat? HAHAHAHA!!!!


  4. Ten minutes isn’t enough for me. How about “Ring the doorbell, get back in your car, and come back tomorrow!” 🙂

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    1. Cindy says:

      Well the way my house looks right now..I’d need more than ten minutes for sure.. I’m in a real house cleaning rut..just don’t wanna do it. 🐷


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