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Old 05-06-08, 09:29 AM
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Do you know your neighbors?

I'm not a very outgoing person but I make an effort to be friendly to my neighbors and get to know their names and have little chats once in a while. I haven't gone as far as inviting any of them into my apt for a cocktail party or poker game though. There are some I just smile and say hello to which is the Cali standard greeting.

But many folks are fine never knowing their neighbors or greeting them. I think we are so isolated these days and people want to connect but either don't know how or don't want to make the effort.
Old 05-06-08, 09:31 AM
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Most of them, yes. I'm very active in the neighborhood and am considering a bid for local office.
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Do you know your neighbors?
No, and based on what I can see I do not want to know them.
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I'm friendly with a few of them. My wife definitely speaks to them a lot more than I do. I typically stick with a wave and a "hello".
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Yep. Bunch of good folks.
Old 05-06-08, 09:45 AM
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Tall privacy fences make for good neighbors.
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I am friendly with most of the neighbors. My wife talks to them all the time, she knows everything that's going on in the neighborhood, which is good because I don't have the energy to find out myself.
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My wife and are fairly outgoing to our next-door neighbors (on both sides), but we mostly just wave and say hi. We even baked them loaves of banana bread, since we're pretty old-fashioned for young folks. Of course, we moved in during January so "regular greetings" took a few months. I'd imagine everyone will be more outgoing as the weather improves.
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All I know about my neighbors is what I learn when they connect to my WiFi network. You'd think they'd have sense enough not to connect to one called "Honeypot."
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I usually wave and say hello. One side hasn't been very friendly but two on the other side have been. I removed snow from one's driveway and the other one I've invited over when I've had parties etc. In return, I get vegetables and/or baked goods.
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I have friendly neighbors all sides, except for right across the street from my house. I have seen him many times, but never talk to him or say hello. Till last Friday when I came home from work, police, fire truck, ambulance, and even detectives were all over his place. They bought a body bag out of his house. The next day, my side neighbor told me that he died and doesn’t know what caused.

Anyway, our street has annual 4th of July party where we closed the street and invited everyone on the street to have food, dancing, and firework.
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Not really. I've met the people who live right around me, and I'll say hi and wave if I see them, but I don't do anything more than that. I don't hang out or try and strike up conversations. Granted, I'm younger than most of my neighbors, so that could contribute.

A friend recently moved to a newly built community, and he knows his new neighbors well. Granted they all have new places and are moving in at the same time and they're all basically the same age, so I suppose that helps. But me, I'm the more keep to myself guy. I'm not trying to make "connections".
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I know everyone on my street (small street) at least casually, and my immediate neighbors a bit better - enough to take time to stand around and chat now and then. Like McHawkson, we also have an annual July 4th thing, but we've never had dancing.
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I'd like to know them, but they don't seem interested. If I go outside and see one of them, I would try to wave hello but they won't look at me. I finally stopped trying after I said 'good morning' to one and she turned around and pretended like she didn't see me when I was standing at the end of her driveway.
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I know their dog.
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Yeah, friendly. A few of us have made an effort to do more than just say hi, but to be honest, I moved here already having a set of friends and it doesn't always work becoming friends with someone just because they live near you. After coming home from work I mainly just want to chill with my own family (or be alone) anyway. Maybe that's kind of sad, but I'm okay with it.
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Originally Posted by emptysky
I'd like to know them, but they don't seem interested. If I go outside and see one of them, I would try to wave hello but they won't look at me. I finally stopped trying after I said 'good morning' to one and she turned around and pretended like she didn't see me when I was standing at the end of her driveway.
I hate that. Either they see it as a bother or they're just too damn rude. I'll never get that.
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
I know their dog.
ouch.
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Yes, but I call them tenants.
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Nope. I usually scan the street before leaving my house to make sure I don't accidentally run into one and be forced to say hello.
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Originally Posted by McHawkson
Anyway, our street has annual 4th of July party where we closed the street and invited everyone on the street to have food, dancing, and firework.
That better be one awesome firework if there's only enough in the budget for one.
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Yes most of the ones that live close to me.
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If I could speak about 10 different languages then I could go meet my neighbors.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
If I could speak about 10 different languages then I could go meet my neighbors.
But you know the international language of love.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
That better be one awesome firework if there's only enough in the budget for one.
We all chip in for cheap ass fireworks, nothing fancy.

The reason we have dancing, there's a neighbor who's in DJ business and he provided music for us (except for me).

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