You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.

Philippines
September 7, 2010 2:36am CST
I live in a neighborhood where people don’t care at any occasions of your life. We actually don’t greet each other too and when going to work they just don’t let you hop in for a ride even if they know that you have the same route. This is sometimes both a disadvantage and an advantage on our parts. I remember that I had my party at home since it’s my kid’s birthday and I don’t think that they mind. I didn’t give invitations too since I don’t observe that for years of staying there. We literally have separates lives. I just laugh at the thoughts when I was still living with my parents. We had that habit of sharing food with neighbors. In fact we are all there in all parties of our neighbors. Any comment?
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5 responses
• United States
7 Sep 10
My neighborhood is very similiar to yours. I have lived in this neighborhood for three years now and have only met my neighbors once. Before that time, it was customary for just about everybody to get into their cars in the morning with the garage closed and open the door with the opener in their vehicles to avoid any contact with anybody, and I admit, I was guilty of doing it as well. As one of the other posters mentioned, there's potential to be a lot of drama and gossiping there - neither of which I need in my life. Like any situation, there's pros and cons to being close with people in your neighborhood.
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• Philippines
12 Sep 10
as of i started with a graceful greetings in the morning. i also start asking questions first of the status of our electric bills like ascending so fast. those first talks just from the houses next to ours. it's the best i got so far.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
10 Sep 10
Hi, flagella08. I know exactly how you are feeling. My neighbors don't even speak to me at all. The guys stand around the front of our building talking everyday and at different times in a day. They watch us but they don't speak or say anything at all. Every now and then, a guy may speak though. I don't really bother with them. I will be so glad when we move from out of this apartment complex. I don't feel comfortable at all living here.
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@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
Its normal for us and our neighbors to not actually care about each other. There are some people whom we are acquainted to but most are not. We just try to be civil to them but if we need each others help, we also do that.
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@mimining (204)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
I too live in that kind of neighborhood where people don't care much of one's neighbor, unless someone's putting up a fight or creates inconvenience to the other. I do care about privacy (mine and theirs). I don't even know their names, unless we've talked for once. I return smiles when they smile, and a first smile and eye contact eventually lead to simple hi's and small conversation. But that's it. No food exchange, no hitch rides, except if we were already friends before neighbors. One neighbor invited all kids to her kid's birthday party and that was all. That was history, but it was a good gesture. Wonder if i can do that? Luckily, i dont have the means right now, so i'm excused lol.
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@aurorastorm (1136)
• United States
7 Sep 10
I understand what you mean, it is hard to live around people that are just going about their business and not socializing with anyone or care about your life. The only thing I can tell you is I live in a neighborhood I love most of the time, however everyone is always with everyone else and it sometimes leads to a lot of drama. This one was not invited to this party and that one is not going to be invited. Recently this has happened with some of my neighbors and it has left some hard feelings.