Look at the knockers on that place!

January 26, 2011

TUNISIA/

Blog Guy, my daughter just got a degree in creative writing and film studies. Any suggestions for a job?

Sure. Increasingly, people in nice big houses are hiring human door knockers to hang on their front doors, as kind of a status thing. You get to work with people and be outdoors.

knocker 200Isn’t it just for guys?

No, there are some young women in the profession. They call themselves “doorbelles.”

Who do the knockers take orders from?

The brass.

That makes sense. How does the job work?

Folks come up to the door and say, “Knock knock.” Then the human door knocker says, “Who’s there?”

And then what?

What do you think? Five percent of the time the person gives their name. The rest of the time it’s an idiotically juvenile punch line, and they run away.

Hmmmmm. Well, she does need a job, and I guess it’s a place to start…

Sure. It’s a foot in the door….

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A boy holds on to the door as he shouts slogans during an anti-government demonstration in central Tunis January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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I will admit, I was fooled by the title of this blog…
If LMR was here.. she would have cried foul…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Frau Blucher?

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

—sigh— Mr. Spam Basket I do respect your authority so I will refrain from making a joke regarding women and their knockers.

Does anyone have any suggestions for effective slogans one would shout while holding onto a door other than “You. Shall. Not. Pass!”? Otherwise I can not imagine how anyone would take the kid seriously as an anti-government demonstrator.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

ifly – I would yell “What?! is the average velocity of an unladen swallow?”

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

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If they open both doors at once, he’s gonna be in for a rude surprise.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

LOL E! :D To which I would reply “European or African?”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@Ifly & E – Of course, the correct counter reply would be: I’m not sure — AAAHHhhh!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

From reading the title, I thought this article was going to be a story about female hormones and fish.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@CrowGirl: Too perfect!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Whenever I have ‘em, I am going to train my kids to do such tricks. Thanks for guidance, RB. ;-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

look what u have done, BG!!!! Poor Mrs. Fwd!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

You’ve got to love the irony in the choice of clothing the fellow chose – AC Milan ‘branded’ tracksuit jacket and AS Roma ‘branded’ tacksuit trousers. I bet they’re original merchandise…

For the uninitiated in the soccer world (and I guess this will cost me a taze), both AC Milan and AS Roma are Italian football (soccer for Americans) teams.

Ok, I’m ready for it for it now…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Malteser…. getting zapped is a part of the initiation process to the elite and elusive group of commentators of the OE blog…
Do you, Young Initiate, accept the honour of joining the OE cult?
Do you?
Too late to change your mind now… Zappppppp!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hey have you met my new doorknocker?
Nope, what’s his name?
Quasimodo.
Quasimodo? That name rings a bell.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

of course it does, Nosmo… maybe he is your bell ringer and not door knocker?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I just recovered from the zap Shra. Thanks for the initiation. :)

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Darn, you took a while… gotta toughen up Malt… or simple yet, dont do anything to get tased…;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive