Did you talk with neighbor this week?

@XoyyoX (1055)
China
June 30, 2008 5:02am CST
u know, in some neighborhoods, people r very friendly. they often greet each other when leaving the house, coming home after work, or while walking their dog or working in the garden on the weekend, some people become good friends. in other neighborhoods, people r very busy with own lives, jobs and families. they r more private, they r not unfriendly, but they do not socialize with neighbors or even greet each other very often. in small towns or suburbs, people are often more open and friendl. in big cities, people often "stay to themselves" so i wanna ask u: did u talk with a neighbor this week? what did u say? what did ur neighbor say? did u visit ur neighbor? did ur neighbor visit u?
2 responses
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I did talk to my neighbor this week. It may not have been for a long time, because my husband and I were in a rush, but we do at least greet one another. My husband and I are fairly new to the neighborhood. However, whenever we walk our puppy and happen to run into other neighbors we greet them as well. Our next door neighbors are the ones we speak to the most. They welcomed us to the neighborhood and introduced themselves when we first moved in. From time to time I go and speak with the wife next door, but its kind of rare. She has a little baby girl, in which her hands are pretty busy. But I would never ignore my neighbors. We live in a pretty good neighborhood.
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
30 Jun 08
u'r indeed living in a pretty good neignborhood! but for me, i don't. my wife and i r living in rented house, what we always do is say hi to the neighbors when we run into each other, u know our relationsships are not that good. i miss my time that i used to live in my childhood, my neighbors were like my relatives, say aunt or uncle, on each holiday or weekend, or even on normal daysm we sent and shared fresh vegetable like cumcumber, lol with each other, and that kinda happy times are gone. living in a big city, living in a high buiding, sometimes means more privacy, but less friends, less joy.
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Yeah, when you were a child, everything always seemed to be much better. People just seem to be around a lot more then, but with all the new technology, people stay indoors doing whatever it is they have bought. But there are still some people out there. Hopefully you'll move into a better area one day and have those good times again.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
Hi There, It is true that we get so busy at times that we do not take the time to talk to our neighbours. I am certainly guilty of that. I try to be friendly whnever I can, but it does not always work. I feel like I am always rushing and those are the things that will slip by. I will put it on my "list of improvements" for the future however. cheers,