Not really, it's only used that way because you stamp your foot on it to get the beater to hit the drum skin. Remove the beater and it's just a simple pedal that works against a spring and returns to it's fully up position when you take the pressure off. No different to how a sewing...
My van partner had one the other day... "I'm not in, can you try neighbour at no**? They weren't in... "Try no** across the road"... Not in either... "try no** a few doors up"... :doh:
Customers don't realise we just don't have the time to waste faffing about like that.
I rarely ever use Ring doorbells.... "Just leave it on the doorstep, I'll be down in a minute"... when it's pretty obvious the house is empty.
Or they've got you on speaker on their phone so all you can hear is your own voice coming back to you, drowning out anything they're trying to say. :vsad:
Some of the house numbering systems used here are bizarre to say the least.
I deliver to two roads called W........n Drive and W.......n square, Drive is 1-22, nothing unusual there, but Square odds start at 25 and evens start at 28! :dontknow: