Do you have nice neighbors in your neighborhood?

United States
May 13, 2007 2:17pm CST
I was just sitting here on my computer when a bunch of kids in the neighborhood knocked on my door.I looked out and sawa man with them.He had a tray full of flowers.I thought that he was selling them.So I opened the door and he said "Happy Mothers Day".He was taking kids around the neighborhood and just giving flowers to anyway who he knew had kids.They are very pretty Impatients.This sure did brighten my day!Isn't it nice to here of someone doing something nice.After all you usually here of bad things on the news and so forth.So how about it?Do you have good neighbors?Or do you have the not so friendly type?
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
13 May 07
My neighbors are friendly ones. May be more friendly i need them to be. My mother is from a village region where almost all neighbors are also relatives. And they all live in one big and happy family. She has the same lifestyle here. He treats our neighbors as relatives and they are allways wellcomed here. I have more reserves. I think that i need some more distance.
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• United States
13 May 07
I think it is nice to have alot of people around you.It would be worse not to have anyone around.But I also can't stand when I am in the middle of something and someone just comes ny to visit and then they won't leave.
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
13 May 07
Wow youn live in nice neighborhood. I live in a neighborhood where the people are not so nice. There is not alot of children in my neighborhood there are alot of elderly people and they are very nebby and very mean they don t talk to anyone but other elderly people. My Mom always told me to respect and try to help elderly or disadvantage people, because one that will or may be me. These people are so mean.
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• United States
13 May 07
When I moved in this neighborhood it was mostley elderly.We never saw any kids.Now 3 and a 1/2 years later seems they are gone.All the new people that moved in have kids.There sre tons of children now.I hope they turn out good when they get to be teenagers!
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@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
13 May 07
Oh that was a wonderful thing for him to do. And a very good lesson he is teaching those children. We could definetly use more people like him in the world. Most of my neighbors are nice. We say hello to each other and will chat from time to time. There is one family at the end of the street that drives us a little bonkers. They speed down the road and are loud, not very considerate of others on the street.
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• United States
13 May 07
Yes it was very nice.These weren't even his children with him.They were some of my other neighbors kids.I have one of those neighbors also.When I moved in here a little girl got hit by a car down the street.There are all kinds of "Slow Children at Play"signs around.This guy just bought and old mustang and is trying to show it off.All of us at this end of the block are thinking about confronting him.
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@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
14 May 07
It is true that you can have a nice neighbors. Our neighbors are very nice too, especially when i was delivering my baby. They are the one cooking food to us and helping my husband taking care of our baby. Everybody wants to help that sometimes it maakes me feel shy.
• United States
14 May 07
That is great that the neighbors helped you.I sometimes feel to proud to except help,but sometimes you need to give in.
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@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
14 May 07
Well, that was a very nice gesture. It is nice to hear of such good people in our world. I live in an apartment building and I know most of my neighbors. Some that are new to the building I don't know but we still exchange Good Mornings and such. We also don't just open our doors to people that we don't know because it can be risky. All in all, the neighbors I have known for a while are a nice bunch of folks. Take care and have a Happy Mother's Day!
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• United States
14 May 07
You are right.It is hard to find good people.Thatis great that you great new people.This is the best way to make new friends.You can never have enough friends.Happy Mothers Day to you also.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
14 May 07
I only have a few neighbors, but the ones we have are pretty nice. There is a weird man who lives up the street who likes to stalk women, and we just avoid him. The neighbors across the street are really nice though, the husband will come over and even help my husband cut the grass, he also volunteered to power wash our house, and refused to take anything for his work.
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• United States
14 May 07
Our neighbors stick together here also.When I put my pool in one of my neighbors trimmed a huge tree down.He didn't want anything either.He doesn't even come over to swim even though I invite him.
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@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
13 May 07
Im lucky because everyone in my neighbourhood is nice. Its a small (and I mean SMALL) village. All the parents who live here have lived here all their lives and were friends as children, and then all the kids are friends with their kids.
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• United States
14 May 07
Wow that is great.We have 2 house for sale up the street from me.I hope they are nice also.
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
13 May 07
That is so awesome. What a nice thing to do. Our neighbors in our apartments are very nice. Impatients are my mom's favorite flowers.
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• United States
14 May 07
It is hard to find good neighbors.My moms favorite flowers were Azelia Bushes.
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• United States
13 May 07
How nice!!!!!!!!! What a sweet man, and what a great example he is giving the children. We live in a rual area so are pretty limited in the amount of neighbors we have. Hubby and I do try to be nice and helpful to others, especially to those who are alone in life.
• United States
14 May 07
The funny thing was is that I had never seen him before.So I kinda got scared seeing my next door neighbors with a strange man.So after they left I went over the boys house and asked his father if he knew him.He started laughing at me.But I didn't want anything to happen to his child.I am glad to here your hubby and you help out.I help and elderly lady up the stree sometimes.I vacumn amd clean her bathroom for her.It is hard for her.But she never lets me leave until I agree t otake some homebaked food home.Yummy!I won't take money from her.
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• United States
15 May 07
My neighbors don't even talk to each other :(
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• United States
16 May 07
Wow!That's kinda sad.I work at home so I always see my neighbors and talk.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 07
i prefer not to be talking if only they'd talk to abuse another one around. i can recall thay saying which goes 'if you have nothing good to say, keep your mouth shut'. i have a neighbors here whom i wish they will just keep their mouths shut.
@shinjiao (1465)
• China
14 May 07
A old couples live next to my house,they are extremely nice!We have beeb neighbors for more than 10 years,we know each other very well.The first year when they moved into our neighobhood,other neighbors and my family received gifts from the old couples,the man-made small card with drawings.Well,what a surprised gift!They are the first one who sent gifts to neighbors in our neighborhood.All the children in our neighborhood would like to call them "grandpa" and "grandma".They like children,and we can get candy and biscuits from the sweet old couple.
• United States
14 May 07
That is so wonderful.They must be very happy.They must feel like they have grandchildren in the neighboodhood.Everyone must love them,you just gotta,how could you not?
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@shinjiao (1465)
• China
14 May 07
Yes,I think I should thank for this old couples.They bahaviors make me and my neighbors feel warm and happy in the neighborhood.
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@KrauseHome (33368)
• United States
14 May 07
Wow!! This is nice. Did you know this neighbor before this? Maybe you should try to get to know him so you can personally Thank him for his gesture.
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• United States
14 May 07
No I did not know him.But I thanked him while he was still outside my house.I also told him that I was sorry for asking him how much he wanted for the flowers.I told him I never expected to be given nice flowers for free.I am going to make him and his wfie a cake or something.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
14 May 07
Hmmm, here in our place, we only have 3 neighbors and i am sad to say that they are not that nice. They seemed to be nice but they are really rude. They throw garbages on where we pass every day and that we are a lot of negative things from them. They talk to us sometimes in a good way but they are really someone who will talk bad words at your back and that it seems that they like us to leave our home... I don't know about those people, why they are like them.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thats not good.I don't think I would even try to talk to them.I don't like people to talk behind my back.I am sure this hurts your feelings.But if they throw trash in the pass where you walk.You can only imagine what the inside of their house looks like.
@eyewitness (1580)
• Netherlands
14 May 07
I can say i have really nice neighbors.When someting is up they come immediately to help you out.We live in a small village so also everyone knows one another and also all families.
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• United States
14 May 07
That is great nothing like people helping other people.It is great to know that you can count on your neighbors in a time of need.
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@vamisola (906)
• Australia
14 May 07
Oh, I wish we have neighbors like that. We don't know our neighbours name. Can't see them often. Just hear them open their doors, going to work and home. See them sometimes at the parking lot. We don't talk, but at least we say hello and smile back to them.
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• United States
14 May 07
It is good that you say hello and smile.You never know one day they might need your help or you might need them.
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@mari123 (1862)
• China
14 May 07
a stranger maybe your good friend when you can give the first step to contact with him.someone please to receive other poeple's help request,and take his hand to help you,a nice neighbors is better than far relatives,they can be careful for you when you have some trouble.
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• United States
14 May 07
Wow I never thought of it that way.I agree with you.My neighbors do seem to help me more that people of distance.I have no relatives so they are truly wonderful.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
14 May 07
Oh wow thats really nice of him. I dont have very friendly neighbors. Ive lived here for 4 years now and they havent said hi or dont even look at me.LOL But my neighbors are not real close to me either. There is alot of land inbetween the houses. So I say if they dont want to be bothered thats fine with me.LOL
• United States
14 May 07
I would feel the same way.Don't bother me and I will not bother you.If that is want they want then let them have it.We are in single houses,but we are kinda close.We have big back yards.
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@sherrir101 (3671)
• United States
14 May 07
We have some nice neighbors. But none 'that' nice. How sweet of that dear man to do that. That would have made my Mother's Day just perfect. Like I said, we have nice neighbors. We also have the neighbors with alot of drama,(which I cannot stand). But I guess to have 'rainbows' you have to have rain. :-)
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
14 May 07
My neighbors are not that friendly. You are lucky to have such good neighbors.
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• United States
14 May 07
I am so sorry to here that.I don't know what to say.This is the first time I have a loss of words.If you lived by me you would have me as a friendly neighbor!
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• Lampe, Missouri
14 May 07
Well i really only have one neighbor and he was ok for a while. my kids and i would go to his house when my hubby was at work during the summer and he would help me with the kids at the lake. i could talk to him about any thing he was like a dad to me. one day he started to try and get in my pants and i told him that was not for me. i was married had 2 kids at the time and was very much happy and did not see any point is messing that up. my hubby and him did some wheeling and dealing and he kept changes his side. any way since i would not put out with him and becuase i stoped going over to his house he got mad. started doing things to try and get between my hubby and me. so we are not friends any more but we do try to be slightly naborly and speek to each other if we meet in our drive way.
• United States
14 May 07
That is a shame that that had to happen to you.I would hate to even look at him after that.Good thing your hubby is very understanding.
• Lampe, Missouri
14 May 07
Yes my hubby is very understanding and not a gealuse man. thank god for that or our niegbor may not be here now.