How long does it take you to answer the door?
Straight up, I ask my sis to get it. I don’t have to… But if she’s in the bath, not there or asleep, she can’t answer the door. So then I have to answer it.
It takes me a while. First I have to take a breath and tell myself it will be OK. Then I pace a bit and try to fight the urge to hide in bed. Then I finally get closer to the door and peek out the little side window. If it’s someone I know I still ask, “are you dropping something off or do you want to talk?”
They always want to talk so I have to let them in. I do know them after all.
If it’s someone I don’t know, I really can’t open the door. I have delivery guys just pop stuff through the mail slot and leave the package. I tell them I have a cold.
It takes me a very long time to answer the door.