Do you like your neighbors?

United States
May 27, 2008 4:16pm CST
I like some of mine, some I just tolerate and some I truly dilike. I try to be friendly to all and avoid the annoying ones. How about you? Do you like your neighbors? Who is your favorite and least favorite neighbor?
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
27 May 08
I don't like our neighbors but, it doesn't mean that I hate them as well. I can very well tell if a neighbor is good to us if my mom doesn't have a problem with them, being a house-wife does make her know that. There are particularly two neighbors that she doesn't like. I hate them too since I know what they did to my mother and they just keep ignoring the issue as if they really didn't do anything wrong in the first place. Its really annoying whenever I see them. Even they can't look at me straight in the eye, what more talk to my mother to settle it once and for all. I had once told my mother to just forget about it but, having neighbors like that living the same street as you do does make it difficult to bear as you see them at a daily basis.
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• United States
27 May 08
Nothing is worse than neighborhood feuds- hopefully they can work it out.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
28 May 08
I think it would only be settled if those neighbors I mentioned would start acting right by giving my mother was is due. It has already been two years and one of them hasn't even paid my mom that debt she owes her.
• United States
27 May 08
I actually don't really like any of our neighbors. The younger couple next door are nice and keep to themselves. They also bring over snacks if they need to borrow our lawnmower. If our mail gets misdelivered, we'll take it over to each other. The people on the other side are just weird. We had a tree split on their yard and they made sure to let us know that they greatly resented the leaves on their driveway, even though I'd raked them up and their usual grass clippings covering it. The people diagonally from us are just total crabs. It's an older couple and their son comes over to visit regularly. If he sees anything he doesn't like (and I'm sure his parents egg him on), he'll leave nasty letters in mailboxes (which is actually illegal), call the water cops, etc. It's just a sour group there. We did walk down the street to let someone at the end of the neighborhood know that we found their cat that'd been up a tree for three weeks. The leaves fell off of the branches and we could finally see what was meowing and where. We helped them climb into the other yard and get him down. Aaah, to live in suburbia! I try to avoid being outside at the same time as the neighbors and they're not very talkative. I don't see any neighbors having gatherings or parties, going out together, walking to each others' houses, or anything remotely social, so I don't feel particularly unfriendly.
• United States
27 May 08
You must live in a differnt type of neighborhood than I do. There's a lot of social stuff, parties, barbecues, etc. around here so it's hard to avoid. The kids love it, but sometimes I don't!
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
27 May 08
I dont know my neighbors. We have only been here about a year. And the houses are not real close together. Thank goodness!LOL
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• United States
27 May 08
That sounds retty good to me, terry!
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
28 May 08
Luckily, I do like all of my neighbors. We live in the country, so they aren't close, but close enough if we need them. On one side we have a nice older couple. The lady is wonderful, her husband is ok~ Next to them there is a couple that is my age and they have kids the age of my daughter so they play together at times. They always invite us over for sledding as they have a great hill in their yard. On the other side we have an older couple who we love. They are very friendly and always available if we need help with anything. Across the street there is another couple our age with little children. They are great too.
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• United States
28 May 08
I'm the same way...after both of our divorces, my neighbor across the street and I have grown very close. Most of my neighborhood has changed in the dozen or so years we've lived here--deaths (we had a lot of seniors that have passed on), sales and new tenants--we feel like we've seen it all! Unfortunately, there's one in particular that has started with both of us--her daughter let mylar balloons loose that shorted out power lines lines and started an electrical fire at my home, and her son jumped my neighbor's son. And we live in a rather nice town...unfortunately, this is what happens when you get some trashy neighbors in.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Oh my- that's pretty bad!
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Yes, it was VERY bad! And the worse part? Everyone around here knows it, and barely anyone talks to them, but they're still hanging on. I am not afraid to move!
• United States
9 Jul 08
Most of my neighbors are great and we have all lived next to each other "forever". My next door neighbor on the right has become a close friend and we do alot together..she is so fun. The man that lives next door on the left is just WEIRD...he is kinda creepy and his house sits up the hill from me so he kinda looks down on my house(thank goodness there are trees). Don't know him well and want to keep it that way.
@madlees (1381)
• India
2 Jun 08
Hi, I have both types of neighbours, good and bad. So I mix accordingly. Some are not friendly and I care two hoots about them. If they want to be friendly with me I am ready, but if they are going to back bite or stab me then I do not want to be friends with them.They talk in one tone to you and when they talk to others it is in a completely different style. I don't like such neighbours. I also have very good neighbours with whom I can be very close and they are also like that to me and my family.
• United States
1 Jun 08
I don't even KNOW my neighbors, which is how I like it. If they had an emergency, I'd help out until the ambulance came. Ohter than that..it's the way I like it. I do not like nor dislike them. I do not even want to know they're there. It works!
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• Canada
28 May 08
I live half the year in my hometown of Guelph Ontario, and the other half of the year in Sedona Arizona. In Guelph my neighbours and I don't really know eachother, because it's not a very social building. In Arizona, neighbours are all really close, and we know eachother well. We all like eachother.
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@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
a like my neighbours even my MIL dont like it but for me as long as they dont create trouble to my family they are ok to me.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
13 Jul 08
well we only have a few neighbors. the people across from us keep to themselves and they are quiet so they are ok. the guy diagonal from us is a jerk. our cat kept coming over to his house to be pet by his daughter. she was afraid it was going to get hit so they stole it. the house on our right is empty. the house to our left is an elderly couple in their 70's. they are great. they have become like another set of grandparents for our kids. our kids love to go over and show them new stuff and they always have cookies on hand for them.