Saturday, April 13, 2013


Remember when I put post cards on my neighbor's mailboxes? Well, its been almost a month now and I received only one "response". (A man and his daughter down the street said Hi when B and I were playing in the snow, and remarked on my postcard)

Honestly, I'm bummed. I really want to meet my neighbors! I want to get to know them and to help them out. I'd love to hear about their lives and become their friend--or at least know their face and name so if I see them in the supermarket I can say hi!!

I guess they are all busy. Or they saw my postcard and laughed, before tossing it in the trash.

Last week I was out walking and I saw one of my neighbors out in her yard with her dog. I waved. She didn't. On my way back by her house from walking the loop through the road, I tried to talk to her. She said something to the effect that she was busy and grabbed her dog and ran inside. I was pretty upset when I got home, trying to figure out if I had been rude. But I know I wasn't. I guess she was busy? Or unfriendly? Or just didn't have her make-up on yet?

I'm such a friendly person--I love talking to and meeting new people--I wonder if my upbeat attitude annoys people. I don't want to bother people.

So yeah, thats the update. I guess I'll give up now (well, maybe they'll be outside this spring and I can meet them that way!)

In order to cheer me up, my husband sent me the following meme:
He also reminded me that even if I don't know my actual neighbors, I do have you great blogging neighbors (that my husband calls "those invisible people" that I "spend all day chatting with" and then feel obliged to update him on their blog posts when he gets home.  (haha, he really loves you guys too) So thank you Rachel, Deanna, Paulina, Kristin and Shawna (got your name this time! :P)


deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

i understand you being bummed. common courtesy is something peppy and i discuss weekly. but i think we are in the minority here. i think now people would just rather keep to themselves and stay in the bubble that they already know.

but on another note, once there was this ten year old playing in the yard with us and her mom was outside. i waved and waved. i was SURE that she would want to know who her daughter was with. but she never paid any attention to me. i couldn't figure out why. tuns out, she was blind. :-/

aramanthe said...

Don't feel bad - I only know one of my neighbours and that's because I had to go around searching for the home of a dog that got into my backyard a few months ago. The concept of "neighbours" beyond "I live next door to you and recognize your vehicle" seems to be a remnant of a bygone era to most people... *shrug* At least you tried!

On a side note, there is a WIFI set up in my area called FBI Surveillance Van, haha!!

Rachel said...

I think a lot of bloggers happen to be in some situation or other when they don't really have friends or strong relationships with people they can hang out with on a regular basis. Some friends of mine over here moved to a new neighborhood and they have a big backyard so they decided to have a neighborhood party and invite their whole street over for a bonfire. They said that some families did drop by, so it went over pretty well, but that sure is a brave thing to do! I remember when I was little and we moved to a new city in Kentucky, different neighbors kept ringing our doorbell, introducing themselves, and giving us vegetables from their garden or desserts they made. It was nice!

Paulina @ Color Me Brave said...

haha. I would love to change the name of my wifi name. I had a friend who called their eagle poop. Don't ask me why, but she had four older brother so I am guessing it was all their idea.

But also tell the hubby he is awesome!