Trinidadian Guide To Approaching A Home
* When approaching a home keep in mind this is the dwelling place of someone, not a kennel
* At the resident's gate exit your car and press bell ONCE or call out once and wait
* Your call should be one of courtesy "Good Day", etc.
* Do not attempt to use your horn or rev your engine as a means to show you are at the gate
* If you have not been invited then it is correct to call first to forewarn and / or ask the resident if it is a suitable time to receive you
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If no one is responding after ringing the door bell or making a voice call, don't assume that it is alright to just push the gate open and walk around the house. Use your cell phone to call the person and announce that you are outside when your friend answers the phone.
Don't destroy the person's gate by rattling it in order to get someone's attention.
You may ask the neighbour, (if he/she is outside), if the person is home.
After you press the door bell or call and a vicious dog runs up to the gate, don't pelt stones or tease it. Just step away from the gate and hope that the dog's barking will alert the person.
Here's one I can add, when I open the door to answer you do not start to gaze like if I'm a celebrity. I know I'm hot but just tell me what you want so I get back to my show. ;)