By I hate children - United Kingdom - Liverpool
Today, two children decided it would be fun to try to ding-dong-ditch me. I never answered the door as I saw them running away. They did it a couple of times before getting bored. That's when they decided it would be fun to come into my house instead. FML
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74, it went past the point of "prank" and morphed into home invasion/breaking and entering. I hope you let those kids know that is NOT okay, OP! I hope they were young... even then, any child old enough to figure out how to sneak into a house should be old enough to know better.

  onlychildFTW  |  33

No matter how big or small a place you live in. You should always lock your doors if you live in a house. The only time I think it's okay to leave a door unlocked is if you live in a condo, have the whole floor to yourself, and a FOB is required for the door and elevator. You never know when that 1 bad person in the small nice community will come on over to your house.

  Christakwon  |  7

They shouldn't be knocking on the damn doors anyway. Is just wear a gruesome mask and scare there ass. As far as coming in the house, they're asking for an ass whopping and I'd hold them and demand their parents numbers.

  junkman6  |  22

I think having a gun in the UK is more of a crime than breaking and entering! I was thinking along the lines of scaring them shitless with a shotgun myself, until I saw this was in the UK.

  tigerisabelle  |  31

When I was little, I went to Texas to visit my cousins (I'm from San Francisco, California) and we went berry-picking on some dude's property... we didn't realize it was private, but we learned pretty quick after he fired a shotgun in the air. Mind you, I was eight, and I'd never heard a gun before. One of the most terrifying things ever.

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

I bet you never went "ding dong ditching" again did you 4? Learnt your lesson pretty fast. And I bet 22 doesn't berry pick anymore either. lol. I live in Canada and it seems so weird and crazy that someone can just pull out a gun at someone cause they're on their own property! So weird. Does anyone else call "ding ding ditching" Nicky Nicky nine door?

  hystericsky  |  11

I never went doorbell ditching but we got a lot of it in my old house and boy did we have some fun with them. It started simple, just talking to their parents. Their parents did the whole "kids will be kids" speech. Next we had cameras and threatened to call the police. Didn't work. Then my dad chased them down the street screaming. Still got it. Lastly I sat hidden next to a window with my floor tom when I knew they were out and went at it banging the drum when they got close to the door. We never got doorbell ditched again.

  LittleBastard  |  20

What happened to not calling the police on some kids ding dong ditching? Its fucking stupid and a waste of the resonding officers time, mind you, it hapened to me a while ago. But calling the police on them while they enter the house is acceptable.

  RastaZebra  |  8

#14 Someday a kid is going to try to murder you, and the cops will be across town arresting another kid for ringing a doorbell. You will have to take drastic action instead of the police just arresting the kid. Good luck in court, that is if you survive.

  Sigilwen  |  21

I'd call the police if they came in my home, not if they just rang the door bell though. Telling their parents may not do any thing, sadly most parents refuse to correct their kids or think they have to be defensive.

  sweetest_jenn  |  18

Escort? Please, I would've jumped out from behind a door and do my best Shrek growl at them while holding a baseball bat or something equally shit-inducing. That'll teach those turdlings.

  fsomelife  |  26

That can be misconstrued as an attack if things get out of hand. I was thinking more along the lines of dark rooms, weird music or creepy noises, scary mask, odd clothing, doing some weird ritual-looking thing over a table.

  Respect101  |  17

Yeah 35, I'm sure OP has time to run down to the local party store to pick up some ritual ingredients. Elf blood, Troll teeth, ghost tears. All sold at your local store(:

By  Neesalun  |  20

That happened at Halloween one year. Brats tried to get in the door. I was home alone and wasn't giving out candy. I never had my lights on or anything that suggested I was home.

  amberv61  |  22

#30, I don't think you read them properly. They made everything seem like no one was home so obviously they didn't answer the door. The kids tried to break in. Plus not everyone has to spend their money to give candy away to kids that are gonna break in to your home