Do you talk to your neighbors?

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
April 9, 2008 5:52am CST
When I lived in the city I hardly ever saw my neighbors except when we passed in the hallway. We never really even knew each other except for that car belongs to a woman on the second floor. Now I live in a small town of 200 and everyone knows what everyone else is doing every minute of the day. I still have a hard time with that and I think it comes from my days of not talking to my neighbors. Now if I go outside for any length of time I have people stop and talk to me but I don't do it to others. I will wave of course but don't stop just to talk like they do with me. I suppose I should change and start doing that. I guess I am just wondering how many do talk to their neighbors and how many just greet in passing.
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@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I personally only talk to a few of my neighbors. A few of my neighbors are actually family, so I talk to them, sometimes. I don't always get along with them, so it's not an all the time thing. I rarely talk to the neighbors that I'm not family with, well, most of the time because I hardly ever see them. If I do, I'll say hello, but that's about as far as that goes.
@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
9 Apr 08
nope we don't. We live in a trailer park and we don't really see our neighbors. If we do see them, it is more a hi type thing. lol I did make a friend here when I was selling Avon, and when I stopped, the friendship was over We speak when we see each other, but she makes no attempt to come by or call, so that was just an Avon friendship because I was giving her better deals than her other friend was.
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@athinapie (1152)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
i've been in the neighborhood since i was a year old and i rarely talk to our neighbors. but during special occasions, we give them food and cards and stuff like that. and they also do that in return. but the great thing is that we respect each other even if we don't talk that much.
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
I talk to our neighbors especially to our landlady. She is very accommodating. She always makes us feel at home and comfortable. She herself likes to share some stories of their family and stuff. Very nice indeed.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
To be honest, I don't talk to our neighbors unless it is really really necessary but we do have one neighbor that usually talk to us every now and then. They are nice family, we usually invite them whenever we have an occassion. I just usually say 'hello' then proceed with what I am doing.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
19 Apr 08
i grew up in a small town and it was like you said, every one knew everyone else and knew every one's business too! but i now live in a big city and barely even know my neighbours!! sad really!
• India
19 Apr 08
yes i do, she is a lovely lady who lives next to me. she is ther for me in time of need and so am i. i am lucky to have her around.
@kishusia (1069)
• India
19 Apr 08
Yes, we talk to our neighbors. Whenever we go out of our flat and come across any of our neighbors, we wish them and talk to them for sometime inquiring about their family and welfare.Also, whenever we are in the balcony and happen to see a neighbor we do the same as above. It is nice to feel that we are in a good neighborhood.
@lateesha (94)
10 Apr 08
lol i dont actually since i moved into my new house 3yrs ago the fathest we said was hi i like to keep myself to myself to many untrustworthy people these days so i think its best not to mix with people
@kalass (611)
• India
10 Apr 08
Ya i talk to my neighbours but its not like i talk to them whenever i see them. I usually greet them while passing but once in a while i like to a little chat with them.
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I think its always like that. I used to live in a small town, and everyone digs their noses on everyone's business. They know everything about you and has an opinion on your life whether you ask them about it or not. Now that I'm living in the city, I hardly ever talk to my neighbors and I'm glad they don't talk much with me as well. I don't like people knowing pretty much everything about me. I talk to them in the hallway sometimes, trivial stuff and stuff concerning the apartment.
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
hahaha, i don't talk to my neighbors... even in our last town house... hahha, i don't know why..
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 08
I live in an apartment. My left neighbour is a Korean. He is friendly and we nod our heads and smile as acknowledgement every time we see each other. My opposite neighbour does not smile back even when I smile at them. They just look straight and pretend that I don't exist.......sigh!!! Cold and unfriendly.
@thechris (61)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I hardly ever talk to my neighbors anymore...when i was little I would pretty much say hi to anybody and everybody but now that I'm a bit older I don't talk to someone unless they are talking to me so it rarely happens.
@jason_co (408)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Yah I talk to they when I see them when I came from work. we usually have a little chitchat. Talk about the things that happens in the neighborhood. And much more things under the sun.
@myrith (1830)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
It's always hi and bye, I really dont know them, but because we live close to each other and out of respect I'll say hi!
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
10 Apr 08
We live on base in New Jersey. We have lived in this house for 2 and a half years now. I think we have spoken to the people that live in the house attached to ours once or twice. The people that live in the house next door on the other side; we say hello to them when we see them out but don't have any real relationship with them. I think we have spoken to the guy that lives across the street the most. He is nice enough but we aren't friends or anything. People don't really come out of their houses much on our street it seems. Most of the friends we have here don't live on base.
@flamenca (82)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
I live in the country too and I do talk to my neighbors. We live on a quiet street by the forest, with about 7 houses. My next door neighbor is almost 90 and and still drives, I always take the time to chat when we see each other. My neighbor down the street does our snow removal and ha even given us some wood when we have run out , He says he likes to' damsel in distress '( ha ha ha ) I live in a very ethnic town, with European descent ( Rawdon , Qu├ębec) I used to live in the city and always made a point in getting to know my neighbors. It is nice to have a neighbor to talk to when you need a friend. Flamenca
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Well I just recently moved into a new neighborhood this past month, so I haven't really talked to my neighbors. I mean I have met them, because they were kind enough to come by and introduce themselves to me and my husband. It was quite nice of them to do so. Since I live on a military base because my husband is still doing active duty with the army, we don't always see to many of our neighbors due to the fact that he is usually working and when he's not we're just sitting at home. But it might be because all our neighbors are in the military as well and are probably working when we decide to leave the house to do anything. But there are a few times but its just a quick Hi and how are you doing.
@nice030481 (1108)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
i don't talk too much to my neighbors, besides, theres nothing to discuss. i just buy something in the store near our house. in the morning i just go to the office and in the afternoon, in our house with my son..