Adding to the negativity here!
Had a rant about my last attempt to meet Ms. Rose and promised myself never to entertain the thought of her again.
....well never say never....and by god was I burnt!
Arranged to meet this evening as I was at a loose end and I thought what the hell I'll try and play by her rules and see what she's all about (I'm a sucker for the red hair!). Duly parked up and gave her a call, this time she said she would text me the door number (last time she led me on a phone call treasure hunt, so this was a better start!)
As I was walking up to the door I texted asking for the buzzer to ring...and then waiting for 2-3 mins...no reply....
...so I give her a call whilst standing in front of her door feeling a bit exposed...
...good 30s of her phone ringing out and then its answered with silence..."Hello?"...nothing..."I'm just at your door now"
Here's me thinking I missed her telling me the buzzer so I ask "sorry which buzzer?" at which point she got quite short with me "I will buzz you in a second!!" and hangs up.
At this point a blonde woman is walking up the street with some shopping. Her phone rings as she walks past the stairwell I've now been standing at for almost 5 minutes and she answers it.
In the strangest moment ever, she about turns and decides to walk up to the door I'm at, finishes her call (I'm guessing in Romanian) then the door buzzes open at which she walks in.
Now I never follow someone else into the building of a punt as a strict rule, and she duly beckons me to follow her in...I'm like no thanks and at this point I can't believe I've fallen for these games again.
I walk on back to my car, paranoia on high alert by this point, and either my mind was playing tricks on me or I heard the door re-open behind me and some guy come running down the steps. Fortunately I'd made it to my car by this point and tried to look inconspicuous as I got myself behind the wheel and engine started up.
Based on all the other reports here I can only put my two experiences down to incredibly bad luck, but I have never EVER been left standing outside the door of a punt for any more than a minute in the 5-odd years I've been at this game.
Never trying my luck with this wench ever again! Be Warned!