Do you speak to your neighbours often?

@nabs24 (40)
February 25, 2009 3:02pm CST
Well where i live i regularly see my neighbours so i always say hi at least but when i'm free and everything we like to go outside and sit for hours talking about everything and just generaly enjoy ourselves. My neighbours are very close to me and have known them for such a long time that we simply don't keep secrets. But where i used to live the neighbours there never talked to me or ever even looked at me, they where very isolated compared to where i live now, So what about you? How do feel about your neighbours and do you speak to them often?
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@dismalgrin (2470)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I used to talk to neighbors but it only brought me pain. They used me and when I refused to be used anymore they stabbed me in the back. I just moved to get away from the lying and the steal and all of that. I'm starting fresh and with my new start is a new resolve. If I want friends I will go elsewhere for that. I will not make friends with those I live near, just because they live nearby. It's not worth it.
• India
26 Feb 09
i agree wid u this also happen to me
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Not really. I live in a public housing complex and they're not really my sort of folks who live here. Often, they're either old, disabled and do nothing with their lives or regular, low income able-bodied people who also don't do anything with their lives (from what I've observed). I have three friends here. If I'm going to talk to anyone, I talk to them. Mostly, I just try to stay busy and stay in my house as little as possible.
• United States
26 Feb 09
I've lived in a newer subdivision in Indiana , where the neighbors never seemed to be at home . Always working to pay for thier high dollar homes . I had moved to the country where the neighbors were great. We spoke to the neighbors daily , and got together often for cookouts or whatever. Now I live in Mexico in a little fishing village where the neighbors are wonderful! I couldn't find better people to live near , anywhere ! We all send food over to each other . We all get together and sit outside in the evenings and have parties together . Of all the neighbors I've had in my life. I am happiest with the ones I have here . Your neigbors can be a blessing or a curse . I've had both . One time I had a woman next door that shot at her husband and the bullet came through our picture window . Be thankful you have good neighbors and always take time to smile and say hello to them .
• China
2 Mar 09
No ,I never speak to my neighbour.My parent are businessmen.We live in the house where they work.our neighbour is a businessman too.They compete against each all the time.So we never converse whit each other except quarrel...
@greenowl (71)
• Sweden
26 Feb 09
I say hello when I see them and that is about it. I even have problems to recognize them. Before we lived next to a family who thought they were so much better than us and they didn't allow their children to play with ours. I was so happy when they moved. I like to have a friendly and polite contact with my neighbours, but I don't want them to interfer and know everything about everyone as it is at some places.
@sbhuttan (21)
• India
26 Feb 09
Ya I always speak to may neighbours. As we live in a society so we all must be social. When I am going out and i see them i never forget to wish them. And if there is any special occasion i visit to their house personally and wish them for the occasion. When I prepare something special to eat I surely give them to taste. I think a good relationship between the neighbours makes life easier. As if you need some kind of help it is the neighbour who can help you at once before the relatives could arrive. So according to me a healthy relationship of love is must between the neighbours.
@fino1982 (55)
• China
26 Feb 09
If I am free, I would like to talk with my neighbours. First, it is the first step to get along with others. If we find that we share much, or we want to make friends,we'll ofen communicate with each other .Second, it is a good way to broaden my mind. Different people have different backgrounds and experience. By communicating with them , I learn a lot from them,and it is useful for my future life. Third, if we ofen talk with each other, we will become familiar . It's convenient for us to ask for help in case we are in need of help.
@Archie0 (4669)
26 Feb 09
No i hardly check on my neighbours.As i got my college i go in early morning and come back at 6 and by that time i am almost tired.But yes on sundays i do speak to them with some reasons plus they are very helpful.If we do not perform some common tasks we have to do.They adjust us.nOT everyone get such type of neighbours.They even fight for me with wrong people just to take my side.But mostly i hardly get time to talk with them.Still i try that i perform my part job on time like opening motor pumps etc.i am thankful to them :)
@tali3sin (22)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
My neighbours and I don't speak the same language, literally :D I'm living in a non-English speaking country at the moment, and have only the most very basic grasp of the native tongue. So, we run into each other at the door to the building, or in the hallway, we can swap greetings... and that's about it, after the basic polite things are out of the way, it tends to become some kind of nervous reverse staring competition, where whoever is able to break eye contact and move on first is the winner. I've got no issues with the neighbours, we just have some serious communication issues ;-)
@enciel (371)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
nope i don't speak to my neighbors a lot. we know each other and give our casual greetings but i never got to a point to have a long conversation with them. my mom usually is the one doing that lol
@martinha (631)
• Portugal
26 Feb 09
No, right now I don't even have neighbours. One of them is always out and the other is selling the house... When they lived here I didn't use to talk to them because they are those kind of people that like to talk about other people's life and I don't like that. I prefer to ignore them as I don't like to see my life exposed.
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
now that we have differences in any aspect of habits and belief I'm not making outdoor talk to prevent any misunderstanding or unequal treatment from the neighbors near by, If they just ask something or notice something that's the time I speak to them and not much socialize even if I'm a networkers
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
Nope. I don't get to see my neighbours everyday because i live in a condominium.. we have few acquaintances but we don't consider them as friends because we haven't talked with them about deeper things like love life, personal life, problems, issues, etc..
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 09
Hi Nabs, I'm not a very sociable person; however I still greet and talk to my neighbors. But not long talks - just trivia and things in general!
• South Africa
26 Feb 09
well, i only recently moved into our new house and on the one side, we have an empty house. On the other side we have a young couple that have just had a baby about a month or 2 back. I hardly see the woman but her husband comes outside to rollerblade and then he chats with my man for ages... i have no idea what about but i guess they quite nice. usually people don't bother to greet but all the people around us at least do that. you do get some people that don't know where the boundries are but the very far and few inbetween.
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
26 Feb 09
We were born and brought up in a locality where the neighbors were very close to each other and lived like family members.Then we moved to our own house in a posh locality where people do not interfere in each other lives and are least bothered about what is happening in other peoples house.Though we know each and every neighbor but we hardly visit their house and they hardly visit us.But we always make ourselves sure to wish them as soon as we see them.
@Zeens86 (60)
• India
26 Feb 09
no i don't speak to my neighbours i just hello them that's all.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
26 Feb 09
I recall when I was young, I would play and always having fun. With my neighbours next to me, we would play until the setting sun! Since my family moved to a big city, people even didn't know each other even if one just lived the next door to the other! So, there is few chance to talk with the neighbours! But after going to the university, I have roommates, friends, teachers, and...to talk to! haha
@sara007 (134)
• China
26 Feb 09
not often,actually,i also do not often talk with my parents.since i can not afford my working life.i just have little of my free time everyday,and i wanna spend it with my friends or watch some prograns i like on the internet.i hate such life,and i wanna have a change though it is so impossible.
@evsoriano (166)
• Philippines
26 Feb 09
in my provice, yes since majority of my neighbours are my relatives and friends. but here in the city, i dont since all my neighbours here are as.h...e. they just envy me in all my doings...
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
26 Feb 09
We live in the country, so we do not live real close to our neighbors, but we always wave to each other, when we drive by. Or stop to chat if we are going for a walk. We check on each other if the electricity goes out during a storm, or someone needs some plowing after a storm. When we have special events we all invite everyone over. We keep in touch, and have very nice neighbors.