Do you know your neighbors ?
April 7, 2008 5:09am CST
Just wondering . Do you know your neighbours ? Are they friendly and have you ever invited them for BBQ or something else ? I am in UK not a long time so I don't really know neighbors. One day I was coming back from school and saw first neighbor =) Now I know her. She was a french teacher and now she isn't working anymore because she is on pension .
• South Africa
8 Apr 08
This is the 2nd time in my life that I have lived in a block of flats. I learnt the the hard way around, about who I got close to in the block. I forever had someone knocking on my door wanting to 'borrow" this or that, or knocking on my door and sitting in my flat for hours because they had a maid to clean up their homes, and they were bored! People gossiped a lot and stories were so twisted by the time you were told, oh they heard this or that. This time around, I am pleasant to everyone in the block, greeting on passing by up/down the stairs, stopping maybe to chat a few minutes, BUT I have not made any close friendships with ANY of them! My sugar, tea, etc lasts the month, and I am able to clean my home without feeling the need to have to entertain others that have maids to do their cleaning! I keep my personal business to myself so no stories get carried around and twisted either! I have plenty of friends - not living in my block, and do volunteer work a few days a week, so there is no need for me to get that close to people living in my block.
• United States
7 Apr 08
We pretty much know all of our neighbors (we get along with most). Two of our neighbors have kids the same age as my daughter which is nice. But we are moving in a couple of months so will have to do the whole "meet n greet" thing with our neighbors all over again. It can very awkward to meet your neighbors.