Neighbors

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by DarthTunick, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I've been living at my current residence since July of 2005, and only barely know 3 neighbor's, and when I mean by barely know, it's been a couple of instances of a "Hello, there" greeting. Couldn't tell you their names.


    Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed.
  2. Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 12, 2002
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    I only know two of my neighbors. Their names are "Noisy Lady Who Lives Above Me" and "Asian Couple With The Baby".
  3. nostalgia Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 6, 2011
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    On my left, we have the family with the extremely loud and reckless kids that are getting ready to be removed by CPS.

    On my right, we've got Mr. I'm-gonna-wake-up-at-three-and-smoke-half-naked-on-my-porch-every-day.

    That's all I know.
  4. Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 3, 2003
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    Everybody needs good neighbours, with a little understanding...
  5. epic Ex Mod

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    Jul 4, 1999
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    who has time for making friends with people for no other reason besides locality? it's pot luck whether you actually, like, get on, or have shared interests. work colleagues/associates are bad enough for this kind of thing.
  6. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

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    Oct 3, 2003
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    I know my neighbours well enough, most have been around my whole life.

    But, most of them don't speak great english apart from "hello", so I don't really ever have much in terms of conversation with them :p
  7. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight

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    Mar 14, 2004
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    We have some pretty excellent neighbors here. The house on one side is an older snowbird couple that spends the winters in Arizona, and the house on the other side is Wisconsin's first same-sex couple to adopt more than one special-needs child, whom we have had a blast getting to know.

    We don't know the people across the street, but they let us set up the big telescope in their driveway anytime.

  8. Jabba-wocky Force Ghost

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    May 4, 2003
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    Except for a very brief period when I was a boy, I have almost never known any of my neighbors. Often times I couldn't even pick them out of a crowd, and for the remainder things never really extended beyond polite conversation.
  9. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Jun 24, 2006
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    I'm currently living in my neighbor's house while they are on vacation.
  10. mrsvos Jedi Master

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    Nov 18, 2005
    star 5
    20 acres and 3 neighbors. Met one at the bookstore the other day after she gave me her address to order a book.
  11. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Jan 19, 2002
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    Was not a very good movie.
  12. MrZAP Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2007
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    The first two places I have any memory of living at- an apartment and then a house- my family took the time to meet neighbors and I made friends with other kids and so on. We moved to the house where the rest of my family currently lives in mid-2000, and I haven't really met much of anyone. My parents still take the time and know several neighbors, and my sister did too, but it was never a priority for me. I probably wouldn't have met anyone at the other places either if my parents hasn't made attempts to reach out.

    I think a lot of the attitude towards meeting neighbors changed after 9/11. For or better or for worse- in my opinion absolutely the latter- people have become far more paranoid in general, or, if not that, at least less trusting. We live in a less easygoing world, which is sad.

    Of course, as I already said, I was already less inclined to meet neighbors, but that was just because I had different priorities, not because I was less trusting. I'm often far too trusting as it is.:p
  13. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 19, 1999
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    We have a block party twice a year and I know nearly everyone by name. Their kids are all friends with my sons. We have a block email group for sharing lost pet alerts and babysitting requests and local news about neighborhood crime and complaining about our failing sewer system and so on. It feels like a real community, and it's very hard to imagine living anywhere else.
  14. mrsvos Jedi Master

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    Nov 18, 2005
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    Mr. Zap [face_love]
    We gonna hang out in O Town again my friend?
    And Kate - I love that movie.:p
  15. Axle-Starweilder Jedi Master

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    Jan 6, 2005
    star 6
    good fences make good neighbors
  16. MrZAP Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2007
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    Not going.:p

    Perhaps next if they have one, depending on where it is. But please not Orlando.
  17. Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 5, 2004
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    I don't really know my neighbors, the only ones I recall is that creepy guy with a mustang and the college girl with an annoying small dog.
  18. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    One of my neighobors was playing a loud syntheisized-sounding xylophone at 11 last night. Freaked me out!
  19. duende Jedi Master

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    Apr 28, 2006
    star 5
    the neighbor on my right is a swordsmith. the neighbor to my left a whirling dervish.
  20. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Jul 10, 2004
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    We have Maltese immigrants on either side, great people. We collect each others' mail when on holiday and the like.

    Fond memories as a kid of going to their kids' enormous weddings and getting drunk at the age of 12.
  21. MasterP Jedi Master

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    Jun 8, 2003
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    Man do I know how you feel. I've been posting on the these boards coming up nine years and still don't know half the people's first names.
  22. DarthTunick SfC Part III Commissioner

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    The neighbor's to my left are a family, while those to my right are a very good looking couple.


    Los Angeles Lakers: Drama, guaranteed.
  23. Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight

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    Oct 23, 2002
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    I don't even know the names of my roommates.
  24. xblackout Jedi Master

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    Jun 5, 2008
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    Growing up, I knew most of our neighbors really well & spent a lot of time with the kids to the left of us. Then we moved to a new neighborhood about 8 or 9 years ago & I know the names of maybe two neighbors but I don't think I've spoken to any of them. It's a really strange dynamic here...very gossipy. When we first moved in apparently people were talking & saying that my dad was living with his wife & girlfriend [face_laugh]
  25. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    You don't know the names of your parents?