He pressed the button in, wincing as the sound echoed through the house. This was way to awkward for his tastes. He counted the seconds as the door opened.
"Yes?" asked a slightly sad sounding voice. A woman appeared with watery eyes.
"Um...? Is this the Thompson residence?" James asked with a little worry.
"Yes," the woman answered sharply, obviously wanting to know his reason for being here.
"May I come in? I have some...odd news," he strangled the sentence.
Her eyes narrowed in suspicion, "Alright then...come in."
"Thanks," he said before crossing the threshold.