THe other neighbor post got me thinking about this one. Are you friendly to your neighbors? When i moved in here about 9 years ago, I quickly became perturbed by my neighbors. There are about 3 families that virtually live together. I've never understood it.
They come home from work, go inside and then go over to each other's houses. This happens just about every night year round. One night at one house the other at the other house, etc. They've tried to reel us in over the year's but the wife and I have been to hard to set the hook in. We believe that if you get too crazy cozy like that, then you give up your freedom.
I don't want somebody else in my house every time that i come home from work. I'm happy with my own family. I don't see it in very many other neighborhoods. In the summer here in our 'hood, the streets are full with these people out talking to each other all night long. You can't even go for a walk, etc. without getting accosted. It's like, look i have 45 minutes of free time this evening to go for a walk with my wife, I don't want to spend it talking to you about the trivial crap that neighbors talk about.
So we've sort of held our distance and we aren't overly friendly. I'm pretty sure they view us as snobs, but i'm fine with that. Some of my neighbors on the other side of the block have it figured out and all give each other their space. They might visit with each other 3 or 4 times per year, but not every freakin night!!!!!!!!!!