if your doorbell rang this very moment would you do whatever it took to answer it? For instance, if you weren't dressed for answering doors, would you quickly put on clothes and try to get there before the doorbell ringer left?
Over time, I have stopped answering the doorbell unless I am expecting someone. Because it's never anyone I want to see. In fact I'm sitting here writing in my journal in my birthday suit and a turtleneck, so when the doorbell rang a moment ago, I didn't answer it. I didn't even look to see who might be out there. Even when they opened the storm door and knocked. I didn't jump up pull on some sweats and some shoes just so I could tell them to read the NO SOLICITORS sign. If it's important, they'll call. Of course, I don't answer the house phone either unless I'm expecting a call, because everyone who knows me calls me on my cell phone.