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Neighbors, Too Close for Comfort
I am not exactly the neighborly type, mostly like to keep to myself. I was taught at a young age to be very careful with neighbors, never gossip because it could turn into sour grapes. That did occur in a few places I lived, feuding ensued among neighbors. Thankfully I was very cautious. Some neighbors along the way turned out to be great friends, but we were careful not to invade each others space. Other neighbors I had to set boundaries with. One woman in particular, constantly demanded to know what I was doing every day off. That relationship soon waned. In the seventies I confronted a neighbor who left his dog tied up while on holidays. I called authorities, feeling no remorse, he knew it was me! Neighbors and relatives you can’t choose, so it’s imperative to foster peace with them. I prefer to ship my friends in and avoid petty neighborhood grievances. Maybe I’m a little colder in my old age, but I really prefer a phone call, to an unannounced knock at the door! Probably because I value my time so much! Whoa this is a side of me you don't see very often!