Call before dropping by, is this a regional thing?
January 15, 2013 9:27 AM Subscribe
My fiance and I have different opinions about visiting and whether or not we should call first. I'm not saying either of us are right or wrong, but I'm wondering if it's a regional thing.
posted by patheral to human relations (74 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm originally from California, and while for the most part we're pretty casual about things, I would never EVER drop by anyone's house unannounced. Heck, I call to let people know I'm on my way even when they're expecting me. Now, it's been so long since I've lived in California that I can't recall if that's a regional thing or a generational thing. My fiance, who's only two years younger than me blithely goes to his friends' homes without phoning them and they have no problems with this at all. Most of them are of the same age, and all from this area (Albuquerque, NM). But I've lived in all four corners of the US, and in most parts, with few exceptions, people will call first, or maybe that's just the friends I've had. I dunno.
I found this question
from 2005, but that was mostly people's personal preferences and didn't really give dynamics like region or age. That's what I'm most interested in. Because I'm curious that way. Both my fiance and I are Caucasian, American born and bred, so I'm pretty sure that culture doesn't play a part in it, unless it's regional...