Originally Posted by karne
I don't care for unannounced visits, but that's just me. We are usually up to our elbows in something around here (small farm), so I don't have tons of extra time. I probably would have called to say that I'd love to meet face to face and say hello. Of course you need a phone number for that, and I'm not sure OP had that. I think I'm kind of old fashioned in that respect, but I was raised not to go somewhere uninvited, and I still carry that message around with me.
This is how I am as well. I also grew up on a farm, and we just didn't have the time for people to drop by during the day. Now, we had lots of folks during evenings and weekends who would come by and sit on the porch with us. You just didn't want people coming by while you needed to pick 10 rows of squash.
I work from home, which invites people (SAHMs) to drop by unannounced. It drives me bonkers. In the OP's case, sure, I'd say hi & exchange info. I just would be afraid that it would be an invitation for her to stop by anytime during the day. I have some people who do that, and navigating it is difficult. It's not that I don't enjoy their company, but I don't want it while I'm trying to work. I'm also an introvert, so I just don't *need* other people around. I'm fine with my thoughts, and I hate when I get interrupted.