I ask because Im off work this morning and so my time is my own as such although Ive got some housework going on... The front doorbell rang , now family use the back door and have keys so I knew it wasnt even a neighbour.. I did recognise the caller but I just dont fancy getting into a chat with her right now so Ive just ignored it..Im up in the office anyway.. I always check out whos calling on the land line because as with my mum I know that call will take at least an hour so I can better finish what Im doing and call her back, its less frustrating..If its someone I dont fancy talking to or Im about to eat ect I just let the machine get it.. OH (who never picks up the phone) says its rude and I should just answer.. I say I have to be in right frame of mind to deal with some people and I know if Im backed into a corner taking a call/visit at the wrong time I might well say something sharp..(esp if its another could you do me a favour type call) What do you think is it ok to not pick up/ answer the door. Is it sometimes better to call the person back when you have time to talk and can give them your attention rather than opening the door and wishing you hadnt?