We all have names for our Neighbors right? I am not talking about Paul and Nancy or the Flannigans. The comcast guy, the old man with the stick, the guys on the corner, divorced guy, single guy, the new house people- these are names.
What I didn’t know was that our neighbors had names for US.
Last night a neighborhood couple with a little dog waved to us while we on our walk. I waved back. I am confident that the deer in the headlight look on my my face was not noticed. I am gonna say maybe I even looked cool. Now I don’t know there names. Husband said it was Maggie’s parents. We KNOW the dog.
They stopped and chatted and asked us if we were building a house in a lot by our home. What? No.
Well they had heard that the “kids that live in the upstairs of the two story house” were building a home.
We were shocked- our name is “kids in two story house”. Um, No we are not.
We were told, ” a man who knew everything told them”. I said, “right”. Obviously. At that moment they realized they were deep in neighborhood gossip. They would not divulge their source. I let them know I thought is was the guy who sits in the chair. They knew who that was.
Also you should know that I already named one of the new neighbors that IS building a house. They have not even built a house and they are the STUPID neighbors. There dog went in the pond and chased my baby ducklings. They didn’t seem to care much. I think I need to make a pamphlet for the neighbors. There are rules. I mean duck dock is a real thing. Seriously.
*Disclaimer- The dog’s name was actually Abby.
What are your names for your neighbors? Better what is YOUR name?