For sure. Many years ago I was cleaning the windows on a small two level home where two elderly woman lived. They were the mother-in-laws. Upstairs the woman was very spry and young at heart. She tells me that the woman downstairs is basically deaf, won’t hear anything. She said not to even knock, just go ahead in and get to work. So… I walk downstairs and still, I knock on the door and announce myself, slowly opening the door and peaking around. It was like a small room with doors to all the other rooms. So I randomly pick a door and open it up… I locked eyes with a 97 year old woman… on the toilet!
I was more embarrassed than she was. She thought it was a hoot that I would just barge in. I told her all about the upstairs neighbor calling her deaf and she just laughed at me.
Thats was maybe the most shocking thing I’ve while on the job for sure. I’ve worked in some creepy old places and had a weird feeling but nothing concrete.