Are You A Good Neighbor? Or Do You Avoid Contact?

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greg c Profile
greg c answered
I always introduce myself to our new neighbors. It's a lot easier to break the ice right off the bat than put it off. They may wonder why you waited so long!! Not a great way to make a good first impression. We know most of the people on our block. We are frequent visitors to probably half of them. But I'm really outgoing when it comes to starting a conversation so I make an effort to do more than just wave or smile. People are so different yet we're all - or most - the same in that we thrive on friendship and communication. At least that's the way I see it. Call me naive or idealistic if you must but just try and stop me!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sometimes being a good neighbor is staying out of people's business. I have a neighbor who does nothing but start trouble and starts rumors  about everyone. I am friendly but not overly. I don't want to gossip with these people.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I believe I'm a good neighbor, but the people who live next door to me are crazy. They drink til they throw up or start fighting, they do coke, steal, and just last night a 15 y/o girl goes in there after 12 pm and spends the night with a man who is 28 y/o. I totally avoid contact with those people. I have children and hey don't need to see those types of things!
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I've been trying to find out a way to do that. I was thinking about calling the police, but I think the guy would just run or you just won't see him for a while and I would kind of be a waste of time. I think I would have to look on the internet dealing with city hall. I guess that might be my best bet. Thanks for being a concerned person. There should be lots of people out there who has your good heart and personality.
Alma Holmes
Alma Holmes commented
I feel so bad for you and anyone else that has those type of neighbors but if there behavior continues i doubt they will be there long either the authorities or landlord should be informed and that my friend will make you a good neigbor.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I Think that you should go to some influencial people in your community and get some 'laws' layed down.
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Pamela Krueger answered
I know our neighbors within a half-block both ways from our house and try being friendly and helpful as a neighbor should be. I think it is good to be available to help or just to have a friendly conversation when you see each other in passing. You don't have to be too involved with their lives to be a busy-body and if some of your neighbors want to keep to themselves, you should respect their wishes but still wave at them if you see them.
Sylvia Heiman Profile
Sylvia Heiman answered
Both. I don't go out of my way to know anyone, but if someone needs a helping hand, I'll be glad to help if I can. I don't care to be 'close' to anyone I live near, because then it seems they become involved in your business. If I don't know them, then I won't feel like I need to include them in any aspects of my life.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I usually avoid contact?
Cali Profile
Cali answered
I don't have neighbors. What about you?
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carol washington
carol washington commented
I have great neighbors. They are friendly, but not too much. They are thoughtful and kind. We have been on this block for over 30 years. ( 4 families) we have watched our children grow up , been their when family members have passed and when illness strikes, your snow and grass gets taken care of. We don' t socialize together or go to the same church, but i would not trade this group of people for anything.
carol washington
carol washington commented
I have great neighbors, there are four families on my block. We are all friendly, but not overly, we don't socialize often. We have all been on this block over 30 years. We have watched our families grow up and some have passed on. When someone is ill, we cut grass or shovel snow. Our conversations are polite, quick and enjoyable. I know i have been blessed to have this group. My neighborhood has plenty of horror stories, and my block has not been spared, but we as a group have always got along.
Sarah Eller Profile
Sarah Eller answered
My last neighbor passed away recently, I had only met her once since we moved in here. Our new neighbors though, I haven't met him or her, but my fiance has.
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greg c
greg c commented
Luv your avatar there!! Does he/she know how to use it and flush?!!!
Sarah Eller
Sarah Eller commented
No she doesn't use the toilet the way it is supposed to be used. She is more like a dog than a cat and so she likes to drink out of the toilet.
Shakita Shakita Profile
Shakita Shakita answered
I avoid contact because I've just never been a people's person . I'll say I'm a bad neighbor
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carol washington
carol washington commented
That does not make you a bad neighbor. If you see a crime being commited and don't call for help, that is a problem. Not being a people person? No way, you are on blurtit answering questions, what do you think that makes you? Lol...
Meka Ester Profile
Meka Ester answered
I am a good neighbor. But, sometimes I do avoid contact, because sometimes you just don't want to be bothered.
micah johnson Profile
micah johnson answered
I'm a good neighbor but I also avoid contact cause they talk too much sometimes and you can't get them to stop
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You should always be friendly to your neighbors because they are someone that you could always rely on if there's something that's needed to be done and it easy for them because they are close to home.
Alma Holmes Profile
Alma Holmes answered
I love people I recently move and it was only a few blocks away and I had friends that actually cried I believe in loving my neighbors. People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My neighbors & I get along real good. We party all the time & there is never any problems.
Joy Lopez Profile
Joy Lopez answered
Well I guess I'm a good neighbor because I don't ignore them but I don't exactly try to introduce myself either. They're just there I guess

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