being new to the neighborhood..

@vanities (11387)
Davao, Philippines
May 3, 2008 8:40pm CST
what move is appropriate to make friends with your neighbors? or the reverse..i mean how do you welcome your new neighbor??i just move in here in this new subdivision... its like 7 kilometers from the city... and till now havent seen eye to eye with my neighbors...although had seen some in the distance..i just manage to smile to them when im outside the house doing something..and gladly some smile back and others were hesitant maybe thinking that im smiling to someone elsewhat about you ??any experiences ..
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4 responses
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
4 May 08
I think this is a hard one these days, people seem to be keeping to themselves a lot, I think just take one step at a time, a smile for now then one day one may stop and talk or what ever but i think a nice thing to do as a friend of mine does although he is a man who can do repair type things he always says to his neighbours, if ever i can help you in any way don't hesitate to ask....but seeing as people seem to want privacy these days it is best not to come across as too anxious just be nice and let things happen, they will after awhile..
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
4 May 08
yeah i guess so...just a matter of time..thanks for the response and opinion..take care
• United States
4 May 08
you could always cook a casserole and knock on the neigbhors door introudce your self and offer the casserole. or you could introduce your self when your in the hallway or checking the mail box. see if that works, good luck
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
5 May 08
sounds reasonable..maybe ill try that and see what happens..thanks for the response
@Hatley (164534)
• Garden Grove, California
4 May 08
here nobody seems to make amove to greet anyone. we have not had either our neighbor to our immediate right or left speak to us except a nod or smile and we have been here five years. I have said hello to several here and got mostly nods and some just ignored me. what is with people now days? are theyafraid a new person will bite or what:? i am not antisocial but when I am rebuffed I tend to back away. I have found here in Southern ca that people are not all that friendly like back in my hometown. I even tried to be friendly to the neighbors to our left and she just said thank you and shut the door in my face so I say enough already. I do not need this.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
4 May 08
atleast you initiate to be friendly...likewise here im trying also to be one...
@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
5 May 08
smiling is sufficient initially but some need space of their own or privacy and dont want to interact with the others, so that you must respect it also..