My favorite doors are apartments. They go really fast and you can spend more time talking to people who are home since there's less time waiting for someone who isn't to answer.
My least favorite are two-level homes without doorbells. I never know if I've knocked loud enough.
My least favorite walk sheets are the ones where there is a lot of walking and not so much doors.
My favorite walk sheets are the ones where you can park your car once and chart a path that has you knocking every door without retracing your steps EVER.
If you weren't home when I knocked on your door, you'll know it was me who came by if, on the literature that was left rolled up between your door knob and the jamb, there's a note that says, "I'm sorry I missed (your name)!". And a little dash and my name and an arrow pointing to my face in the picture of Mr. Spock, MM, and me.
I love talking to people on my walk sheets. My favorite encounters are with folks who are out gardening or washing their cars or walking their dogs. I like being able to stop and chat with them without having to ring the doorbell to summon them from what they were doing.
I don't know how many doors I'll knock by the time this is over, but I know I'm going to savor the time walking outside, meeting nice people (and some grumps), and having stories to tell.
Through My Glasses, Dorkily
5 years ago