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Old 07-21-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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I just don't understand. Why on earth wouldn't you at least want to know the names of your neighbors? Are you people just total sociopaths? What do you people do when you get home from work, sit inside and watch television eight hours before turning in? It just seems like an impoverished life if you ask me.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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I just don't understand. Why on earth wouldn't you at least want to know the names of your neighbors? Are you people just total sociopaths? What do you people do when you get home from work, sit inside and watch television eight hours before turning in? It just seems like an impoverished life if you ask me.
And becoming acquainted with the crack addicts next door would be socially beneficial how?
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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And becoming acquainted with the crack addicts next door would be socially beneficial how?
You have crack addicts next door?? Sounds like you need to move to an area with better neighbors!
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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And becoming acquainted with the crack addicts next door would be socially beneficial how?
Not getting to know your neighbors is benifical how?
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I haven't but I love the idea. I'm a very open and friendly person so if a new neighbor came over and introduced themselves, I'd be happy to meet them!
With kids though, we've usually lived in neighborhoods with kids anyway and most of the time, our neighbors are very similar to us.
I had a friend who recently moved and they put little notes in their closest neighbors mailboxes introducing themselves and their kids. Alot of the neighbors then came over and introduced themselves.
I may do something like this as we are getting ready to move shortly!
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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You have crack addicts next door?? Sounds like you need to move to an area with better neighbors!
Yep. You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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And becoming acquainted with the crack addicts next door would be socially beneficial how?

What you dont like crack heads? They are so cool! They smell really nice and have great teeth. They also like to try to get into your home without having to be invited! A lot of them are mentally ill and should be hospitalized which will make for wonderfully rich conversation and experiences...oh wait...nevermind...lol

I think its just plain STUPID to knock on anyone's door you dont know. Its their house, you dont know what they are going to be doing because you are just popping in....

You can know everything you ever need to know about your neighbor just by sitting on your front porch and watching. Ask anyone over 65...well maybe 75.

I grew up in a small town and then moved to some of the roughest urban enviroments. You DONT go and knock on doors unless you want to chance something terrible to happen to you. Plain and simple. I hope you are not raising your children to be as niave and unprotected as you. Here recently a girl was stabbed to death by her neighbor in her apt because she opened up the door to him. I would rather have cancer than scissors in my throat or an AIDS shl8ng up my arse.

Life is a buffet and it isnt all good stuff.

It really amazes me how niave people are.
No wonder serial killers and the likes are so successful.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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And becoming acquainted with the crack addicts next door would be socially beneficial how?
Well, knowing that your neighbors are crack addicts would be useful information, don't you think?
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I just don't understand. Why on earth wouldn't you at least want to know the names of your neighbors? Are you people just total sociopaths? What do you people do when you get home from work, sit inside and watch television eight hours before turning in? It just seems like an impoverished life if you ask me.

Yes, I totally don't understand this mentality. I guess if you live in a scary neighborhood, then it's different. I want to know my neighbors and we all look out for each others properties if someone isn't home.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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Yep. You took the words right out of my mouth.

Again niave!

Its the city and welcome to its rich diversity.

Where you can do more than talk to your stupid neighbors that only want to use you for stuff.
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